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- James Anderson took two wickets on the second day of the first test against India
- James Anderson achieved a big achievement as soon as Virat Kohli was dismissed
- James Anderson equals Anil Kumble’s record in Test cricket
Nottingham: England fast bowler James Anderson achieved a major milestone with the wicket of Virat Kohli on the second day of the first Test against Team India on Thursday. Anderson first made Cheteshwar Pujara (4) his victim on the second day of the first Test played in Nottingham. After this, Anderson did a big job in Test cricket by dismissing Indian captain Virat Kohli on the very next ball. Kohli became Anderson’s 619th victim in Test cricket.
With this, James Anderson equaled the record of great Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble. Anil Kumble has taken 619 wickets in 132 Tests. At the same time, James Anderson took 619th wicket in his 163th Test. With this, James Anderson is jointly third with Anil Kumble in terms of taking the most wickets in Test cricket. Anderson will try to break Anil Kumble’s record on the third day of the first Test on Friday.
Remember that the record of taking most wickets in Test cricket is held by former Sri Lankan great off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan. Murali has taken 800 wickets in 133 Tests. After this, former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne is in second place. Warne has taken 708 wickets in 145 Tests. James Anderson and Anil Kumble are joint third with 619 wickets. Former Australia fast bowler Glenn McGrath is at number four with 563 wickets. England fast bowler Stuart Broad completes the top-5 with 523 wickets.
James Anderson took two wickets for 15 runs in 13.4 overs including seven maidens by the time of stumps. James Anderson sparked his magic in the second session of the second day’s play. He first made Cheteshwar Pujara (4) his first victim on excellent out swing. On the very next ball, Anderson achieved a big achievement by dismissing Kohli. England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler caught the catch of Pujara-Kohli.
Let us inform that in reply to England’s first innings of 183 runs, India scored 125 runs for the loss of four wickets in 46.4 overs till the stumps on the second day. KL Rahul 57 * and Rishabh Pant 7 * are frozen at the crease. The Indian team is currently 58 runs behind England’s score with 6 wickets remaining.
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