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Pakistan capitulate to Anderson for record low

Last updated on: August 01, 2010 19:12 IST

- Scorecard

James Anderson's match haul of 11-71 helped to wrap up a comfortable 354-run victory over Pakistan, who slumped to their lowest total against England, in the first test at Trent Bridge on Sunday.

james andersonPakistan, set a world-record 435 to win, were bowled out for 80 in 29 overs after resuming on 15 for three on the fourth day. England required just under two hours to take Pakistan's last seven wickets.

Number ten Danish Kaneria top-scored with 16 not out and was one of only two batsmen to reach double figures as the Pakistanis struggled to play the moving ball throughout. The total fell short of Pakistan's previous low against England, which was 87 at Lord's in 1954.

Fast bowler Anderson followed his five for 54 in the first innings with another inspired spell of swing bowling in cloudy conditions, in front of a stadium about a quarter-full. His second innings analysis was 15-8-17-6 as he bowled 11 consecutive overs on Sunday.

The shell-shocked Pakistanis will need to rally quickly as the second test in the four-match series begins at Edgbaston, Birmingham, on Friday.

England set up the win with a first-innings 354 courtesy of 130 by Eoin Morgan. Pakistan then slumped to 182, before England's 262 for nine declared when Matt Prior made an unbeaten 102.

Pakistan, who lost their 2006 series in England 3-0, avoided their lowest test total of 53 -- made against Australia in Sharjah in 2002 -- when Kaneria clipped Anderson through midwicket for a boundary. He also pulled Finn for a six and a four as England's fielders smiled wryly.

STUBBORN INNINGS

For the first half-hour England bowled without the discipline of the previous evening when their lines and lengths were perfect. Instead, Anderson and Stuart Broad often bowled wide of the mark as the batsmen rarely had to play a stroke.

Anderson soon improved his accuracy and struck in the eighth over of the day when Imran Farhat (15) edged him to Andrew Strauss at first slip. That was 31 for four, which was soon to become 37 for five.

Anderson surprised right-hander Umar Akmal (4) by swinging the ball into his pads as opposed to bowling his stock out-swing delivery. Umar chose to review the dismissal but Asoka de Silva's decision was upheld by the third umpire.

Pakistan slumped to 41 for seven when night-watchman Mohammad Aamer's stubborn innings of 4 from an hour at the crease ended when he drove Steven Finn to Kevin Pietersen low down in the gully.

It was Finn's fourth ball of the morning, and he struck again in his next over by snaring Kamran Akmal (0), though the wicketkeeper-batsman was unlucky to be given lbw.

Umar Gul, who slapped a career-best 65 not out in the first innings, was the eighth man to perish when he was brilliantly caught by Paul Collingwood above his head at third slip.

Anderson's maiden 10-wicket test haul came when Shoaib Malik edged him to Collingwood, at ankle height. He added an 11th victim when last man Mohammad Asif (0) edged him to Graeme Swann at second slip.

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