Ashes 2023: England’s James Anderson takes 1100th first-class wicket during 1st test vs AUS

England’s legendary speedster James Anderson achieved yet another feat when he picked his 1100th first-class wicket in the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Sunday. To reach this milestone, Anderson scalped Alex Carey’s wicket on a score of 66.

The Kangaroos who started proceedings at 311/5 lost both Khwaja and Carey before three more wickets fell at quick intervals and as a result Australia finished on 386, seven runs short of target. Khawaja formed a vital 118-run sixth wicket stand with Carey.

Before getting out, Khawaja batted with great composure and crushed the England bowlers all over the park. It was England captain Ben Stokes who put the pressure on by setting up an attack field consisting of six catchers. Despite seeing the field of attack, Khawaja still took the bait and charged downfield before Robinson’s near-perfect yorker rattled his stumps.

Australian skipper Pat Cummins played a useful 38-run hand, beating Moeen Ali for two maximums in an over. Previously, Moeen was fined 25 percent of his match money by the ICC for violating the Code of Conduct. The ICC found that he violated Article 2.20 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which deals with player behavior as opposed to the spirit of the game.

The reason why the veteran all-rounder has been fined is because of the line incident that occurred in the 89th over of Australia’s first innings. Moeen was spotted using a desiccant on his bowling hand while standing at the boundary line where he was placed as a fielder. According to the ICC’s official releases, the off-spinner has accepted his mistake and the sanction proposed by Andy Pycroft of the ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees.

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