Match Details

ENG vs WI 1st TEST, WI vs ENG 2024

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WI 121(41.4)
England won by an innings and 114 runs πŸ†
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45th Over:
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Last Over:
= 7
This Over:
= 6


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So, James Anderson bids adieu to international cricket with a win. Watching Test cricket in England won't be the same now as we won't be seeing Anderson bowl with the brand-new cherry with a packed slip cordon, waiting for an edge. But it's time to move on. Let's see what's in store ahead of us as the legend bows out of Test cricket.

It was a real pleasure bringing you all the coverage of James Anderson's last Test. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. It's time to take your leave now. This is Akshay Bhide, signing off, on behalf of my co-commentator Ninaad Dixit, AkshayaKrishna Polya and scorer Bishal Mandal. Bye Bye.
James Anderson: "I think its been an amazing 20 years. The reaction has been very special. Appreciate everyone coming out. To contribute to the win throughout my career has been literally. .. I just wanted to win games for England.

It has been different, emotions have been up and down. Seeing my girls ring the bell on day 1 was emotional. Could have taken the catch on the first ball but, its been an amazing 20 years and I am proud of every moment.

You can't have a long career without the family support. You are away from home for a long period of time. You talk about memories in the dressing room but its the family's journey as well ours. I hope they had a good time as I have.

I think as I mentioned winning series and Test matches have been the only thing that interested me. Winning in India and Australia, taking wickets and contributing in the series. Those are the things I will remember and are very very special.

I'm never really moved away from my responsibility. I enjoyed walking away after bowling 20-25 overs in a day. The amount of emotions you get from the ups and down in Test cricket. When the captain throws you the ball at 6 PM, it shows about your character and how deep can you actually dig. Also the situations you get managing people and partnerships, things like that help in things away from cricket as well.

I just feel like Test cricket is the perfect game. Its just sad to go. Its a roller coaster through the match. You are on the backfoot and need to fight to get up in the game. The satisfaction you get after winning a match in 3/4/5 days is incomparable. You need to be spot on as a team and perform.

[On Atkinson] He's been magnificent. What amazing week he's had. The thing I love about him, he didn't play a game in the winter, worked on his game and this performance will give him a lot of confidence. He's got all the attributes to become a great bowler in Test cricket."
England & Wales Cricket Board chair Richard Thompson presents Jimmy Anderson with the painting of his 700th Test scalp with a tribute to Anderson being played on the big screen.
Ben Stokes (England Captain): "A really good start. To come out there and put that kind of performance with both bat and ball is clinical. A great start to the summer.

Before the start of the Test, it was really exciting to see the lads get the caps. Gus with the ball and Jamie with the bat and gloves were good. Both have very bright future ahead of them.

Gus is a really skillful bowler. He used the slope here to his advantage and to get 12 wickets on debut at Lord's, it's amazing.

For all the guys starting under me, it's making sure that they get the opportunity to express themselves and that's what me and Baz are trying to do.

(On Jimmy Anderson) I could be here for 15 minutes talking about him. He's such an inspiration for many. A lot of young people have looked up to him and wanted to emulate him. Very very lucky to keep him in the dressing room. Having him sharing the knowledge with all the youngsters is great for us.

(On Jimmy's one quality) The desire to get better. He is now 41 and is always looking to get better. He always wants to contribute to the team's win once he steps onto the field and he's done that."
Kraigg Brathwaite (West Indies Captain): "Disappointed with ourselves. We backed ourselves batting first and could score around 100 runs. Need to be balanced and more disciplined. We are still positive.

The guys have to believe as well. They have a lot of ability and talent and they need to showcase it at the big international stage. There's a bit of pressure, yes. But you got to be strong mentally.

That was a good stint we had. Some lads played in the T20 World Cup. The fast bowlers take a little time to get into it. Alzarri and Shamar will be better I believe so. Jayden and Jason were good and steady, it was good to see. All the batters including myself need to come to the party.

Australia tour will give some confidence as we lost the first Test of the series. We need to fight back strong and be mentally tough.

Anderson is a legend of the game but I won't miss him (chuckles)."
Gus Atkinson (Player of the Match): "It's been an incredible week. First of all, I want to say thanks to Jimmy. Playing in his last Test is just incredible and to do well has been incredible too. Growing up, I would come here at Lord's to watch him bowl. In this Test, I was standing at mid off and saw him running in and thought, 'I have seen this on TV plenty of times.' It was amazing.

The good thing about this group is that you are allowed to come in and be the player you want to be. To do well has been a fantastic feeling.

Seeing Pope for England has made me come out here and play for England. 

(On opting out of IPL) I needed a few red balls games. I struggled with my rhythm a bit in the first few games for Surrey this season. A lot of people asked me whether it was the right decision? I can say it was the right decision now."
James Anderson has been handed the honorary life membership by MCC.
Gus Atkinson is the player of the match for his match figures of 12/106.
Graeme Swann with a chuckle shares one of the memories with James Anderson: "Remember that day when we were playing against South Africa in a Test match, I misfielded off James Anderson's bowling and he ignored me for three days" 

1347 - Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka, ICC World XI, Asia XI)

1001 - Shane Warne (Australia, ICC World XI)

991 - James Anderson (England)

956 - Anil Kumble (India, Asia XI)

949 - Glenn McGrath (Australia, ICC World XI)
James Anderson in the dressing room to Nasser Hussain: "I'm still gutted to drop that catch. It has been an amazing week. Quite overwhelmed by the reaction but I am proud of what I have achieved.

I think I will be able to hold back my tears. It has been quite emotional and special with the reaction I have received. Playing for 20 odd years is special as a fast bowler. I am proud and happy I have kept injury free and played for such a long time.

I think we talk a lot about great memories. Its about our families as well. You are a long time away from home touring and stuff like that. They are incredible with the support back home. Grateful for what they have done for me and grateful for them being getting a chance to be here.

I've been looking to play with some amazing players to have played the game and more importantly pretty good blokes and friends for life. Sport creates this sort of atmosphere. I see a lot of potential in the young team. Its a great ride.

I will miss this feeling of winning the Test match. There is not better feeling. We dominated but fought hard to win this game. Atkinson and Jamie were brilliant on debut. To celebrate those sort of performances in the dressing room is something I will miss.

I've been really fortunate for doing what I have done for a really long time. [On future with Lancashire] I think I will go through this first. I haven't thought really far ahead. I will stick around and help the bowling group as much as I can. Lets see where life takes me.

I think I was in the opposite corner 21 years ago. I was settled over there and then it took 15 years to gravitate to my spot. How many amazing players have played this game is just wonderful."

800 - Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka, ICC World XI)

708 - Late Shane Warne (Australia)

704 - James Anderson (England)

619 - Anil Kumble (India)

604 - Stuart Broad (England)


Matches: 188, Wickets: 704, Average: 26.46, Best: 7/42


Matches: 194, Wickets: 269, Average: 29.22, Best: 5/23


Matches: 19, Wickets: 18, Average: 30.66, Best: 3/23
Akshaya: And there it is, folks! James Michael Anderson, the legendary swing bowler, has played his last bit in international cricket! What a career, what a player!

Third highest wicket-taker in Test match cricket and the leading seamer in that list, Anderson has just lived the life to the fullest!

For over two decades, Anderson has not just played but graced the cricketing world with his brilliance, skill, and unwavering longevity. 

His impact is immeasurable, and he's given us so many memories to cherishβ€”the spells, the unplayable deliveries!

As he walks off the field for the final time, the crowd rises to its feet, applauding a true legend of the game. His teammates and opponents alike gather to shake his hand to congratulate him on an extraordinary career.

The Lancashire pacer’s stats will tell you one story - the wickets, the matches won, the records broken. But it's the intangibles that truly define him - the passion, the leadership with the ball, the sportsmanship. 

As we bid farewell to James Anderson, the cricketer, we celebrate the man, the icon, and the legacy he leaves behind. Well done, Jimmy! Well done!
Best bowling figures by a pacer on Test debut:

16/137 - Bob Massie (Australia) vs England at Lord's, 1972

12/102 - Fred Martin (England) vs Australia at The Oval, 1890

12/106 - Gus Atkinson (England) vs West Indies at Lord's, 2024*