James Anderson claimed his 600th Test wicket as a rain-ruined final day in Southampton helped Pakistan claim a draw against England.
Joe Root's side win the three-match series 1-0, courtesy of their thrilling opening victory at Old Trafford, but they endured frustration over the course of three rain-affected days having established a position of dominance at the Rose Bowl.
Zak Crawley turned his maiden Test century into a mammoth 267 – the 10th highest score of all time by an Englishman in the longest format – that proved to be the backbone of 583-8 declared after Root won the toss, with Jos Buttler also weighing in with a career-best 152.
Anderson claimed his 29th five-wicket haul in red-ball cricket for England as Pakistan were dismissed for 273 on Sunday and forced to follow-on.
The subsequent delays meant it was a case of all eyes on the 38-year-old when the sides finally emerged at 16:15 local time on Tuesday.
Anderson began in alliance with Jofra Archer in typically miserly fashion and number 600 arrived when he got a ball to lift to Pakistan captain Azhar Ali.
The first innings centurion could only edge through to Root at slip and the skipper embraced the delighted man of the moment.
Any hopes of England forcing victory after the moment of jubilation were quickly put to bed as Babar Azam showed his class in a fluent 63 not out, featuring eight fours.
Root's part-time off-spin removed Asad Shafiq, caught by substitute fielder James Bracey for 21, before the sides shook hands shortly after the final hour was called – Pakistan having reached 187 for four.
HISTORY MAN ANDERSON REACHES ANOTHER MILESTONE
Anderson becoming the first fast bowler in Test history to 600 wickets in the same English summer as his long-time new ball partner Stuart Broad got to 500 risks normalising these phenomenal achievements.
Since making his debut as a fresh-faced 20-year-old against Zimbabwe in 2003 – he took a five-for then as well, naturally – Anderson has amassed a truly remarkable body of work, overcoming stress fractures in his back and an ill-fated bid to remodel his action to become a giant of this or any other era.
Of the four men to 600 wickets in Tests, only Anderson's former Lancashire team-mate Muttiah Muralitharan got there quicker in terms of balls bowled.
FROM ENGLAND'S GREATEST BOWLER TO… THEIR MOST RECENT
When a match is meandering towards a draw, the occasional parade of part-time bowlers can be something of an absurd joy. Dom Sibley's over of something sort of a bit like leg-spin was a classic of the genre.
He began with the lesser spotted wrist-spinning bouncer and chucked in a pair of ugly full tosses. The opening batsman did also land a couple, but skipper Root decided he'd seen enough.
WEST INDIES AND PAKISTAN STAND TALL IN ENGLAND'S TIME OF NEED
When cases of coronavirus were spiralling in England a few months ago, West Indies and Pakistan would have met little criticism had they decided their tours were not the best idea.
But they came and played their part in an absorbing and high-class Test schedule. Those substantial acts of kindness towards English cricket and the sport as a whole at elite level should not be forgotten.