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‘James Anderson is surely the greatest fast bowler’- fans go crazy as the 40-year-old James Anderson rips apart New Zealand’s batting unit at Lord’s

The fans hailed James Anderson for his outstanding bowling performance in the first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s.

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James Anderson: (Image Source: Twitter)

England’s veteran cricketer, James Anderson was dropped from England’s Test team in the last Test series against West Indies. There were speculations that Jimmy Anderson’s Test cricket career is over. What followed was a change in captaincy and Anderson has made his way back into the Test team.

Ahead of the start of the three-match Test series against New Zealand, Ben Stokes was appointed as the new captain of England’s Test team. Both James Anderson and Stuart Broad are playing the first Test of the series against New Zealand.

After being asked to bowl first, Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad produced another master-class spell in the first 10 overs. James Anderson, in particular, looked threatening right from his first over itself. He gave little room to the batsmen. He started with a maiden over and followed it up with a wicket-maiden.

In his second over of the innings, James Anderson had Will Young caught by Bairstow at slips. In his third over, he accounted for the wicket of Tom Latham with Bairstow taking another fine catch at slip. Anderson didn’t give a single run in his first four overs and also picked the wicket of Young and Latham.

He conceded his first run in the form of a boundary in his 5th over of the innings. He bowled six overs in his first spell of the day and picked 2 wickets for 5 runs, including 2 maiden overs. Anderson came back to bowl just 2 over before Lunch but couldn’t get a wicket.

However, he began the proceedings after Lunch and straightway, picked the wicket of Kyle Jamieson on the 5th ball of the 25th over of the innings. Tim Southee and Colin de Grandhomme then added 41 runs for the 7th wicket but James Anderson eventually had Southee as the latter pulled him straight down the throat of Matty Potts in the 31st over.

At the time of writing, Anderson has picked 4 wickets for 38 runs in 12 overs. The fans were impressed with James Anderson’s brilliant bowling spell and praised him on Twitter. Here’s a look at some of the notable reactions:

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