Anderson took 5-56 in 23 overs– his 29th five-wicket haul in Tests– as the hosts, 1-0 up in a three-match contest, pushed for their very first series win over Pakistan in a years.
Southampton: Pakistan captain Azhar Ali led from the front with a dazzling undefeated 141 but England still imposed the follow-on at Southampton on Sunday as James Anderson was left frustratingly except ending up being the very first paceman to take 600 Test wickets.
Pakistan were dismissed for 273, a huge 310 runs behind Englands enforcing 583-8 stated, on the third day of the third Test.
That left Anderson with 598 wickets however he would have had more had not 3 catches been dropped off the 38-year-olds bowling with the brand-new ball.
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The England keeper held an even much better, high one-handed diving legside catch to dismiss tailender Shaheen Afridi off Stuart Broad.
The only bowlers to have taken 600 wickets in Tests are 3 retired spinners– Sri Lankas Muttiah Muralitharan (800 ), Australias Shane Warne (708) and Indias Anil Kumble (619 ).
Pakistan were now 75-5 but Azhar, working hard to prevent falling lbw again, finished his 17th century in 81 Tests when he cover-drove Bess for a 15th 4 in 205 balls.
Broad, in response to dropped a simple possibility from Mohammad Abbas at mid-on, off Anderson, tossed the ball in aggravation at the stumps and ran out the tailender.
After England captain Joe Root had actually imposed the follow-on, the umpires decided the fading light was hazardous for Pakistan to start their second innings even though the Ageas Bowl floodlights were on.
Anderson, who had actually minimized Pakistan to 24-3 over night, required just six balls Sunday to remove Asad Shafiq after the struggling batsman limply edged to Root initially slip.
During his innings, Azhar become simply the fifth Pakistan batsman after Younis Khan, Javed Miandad, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Yousuf to have scored 6,000 Test runs.
The left-hander, a distinctive figure thanks to his open position, lunged forward to off-spinner Dom Bess and wicketkeeper Jos Buttler held an excellent catch off the shoulder of the bat.
It was a heartening wicket for Bess in a season where conditions had favoured the quicks and a much-needed dismissal for Buttler, fresh from 152– simply his 2nd Test century– on Saturday after some bad display screens behind the stumps.
England believed they had Azhar, on 21, captured behind off a fearsome 91 mph ball from fast bowler Jofra Archer that rose steeply but a review revealed the ball had actually brushed the batsmans shoulder.
Pakistan had actually remained in alarming straits at 75-5.
Rory Burns grassed a routine opportunity when Azhar on 116 edged a drive before 4th slip Zak Crawley floored Mohammad Abbas when the No 10 was on nought.
It was the very first major error by Crawley in a match where he d scored 267– his first Test century– and shared an England fifth-wicket record partnership of 359 with Buttler.
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— Rizwan stand–.
England, in fading light but with the floodligts on full beam, then dropped 3 catches to Andersons anguish.
There was no need for technology when Fawad Alam, whose near 11-year wait for a Test recall ended with a four-ball duck in the drawn 2nd Test at Southampton, succumbed to 21.
The run of dropped catches off Andersons bowling ended when he had last male Naseem Shah taken in the slips by Dom Sibley.
Azhar, who d managed simply 38 runs in 3 previous innings this series, shared a stand of 138 with wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan (53 ).
Rizwans great innings ended when he was well captured on 53 down the legside by opposite number Buttler.