England speedster James Anderson added another wing to his glorious Test cap as he picked up his 31st five-wicket haul in the format in the ongoing match against India at Lord's. Anderson sculped the wickets of Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara on Day 1 of the Lord's Test before returning to complete his five-for by sending back Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah in less than 2 sessions.
At 39 years and 14 days, Anderson's fourth five-for against India at Lord's made him the oldest pacer to take 5 wickets in a Test innings in the last 70 years. South Africa's Geoff Chubb holds the record of being the oldest to pick 5 wickets in a Test inning, a feat he accomplished against England in Manchester in 1951 at the age of 40 years and 86 days. The veteran cricketer moved over Ravichandran Ashwin to grab the sixth spot on the list of most five-wicket hauls in Test cricket with his latest achievement. Anderson had earlier surpassed Anil Kumble to become the third-highest wicket-taker in Tests when he removed KL Rahul on Day 3 of the first Test at Trent Bridge last week.
The 39-year-old was England's bowler once again in India's first innings at Lord's with figures of 5 for 62 from a whopping 29 overs as India got bowled out for 364 in the second session on Day 2. India added 88 runs to their overnight total thanks to the cameos played by Ravindra Jadeja (40) and Rishabh Pant (37) after Ollie Robinson and Anderson struck in the first two overs of the first session to send back KL Rahul (129) and Ajinkya Rahane (1), respectively.