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- James Anderson dismissed KL Rahul for 84 runs
- James Anderson breaks India’s great Anil Kumble’s record
- James Anderson becomes third highest wicket-taker in Test cricket history
NottinghamEngland pacer James Anderson achieved a major milestone on the third day of the first Test against India on Friday. 39-year-old James Anderson has become the third highest wicket-taker in Test cricket. Anderson broke India’s legendary leg-spinner Anil Kumble’s record of 619 Test wickets. Anderson achieved the feat by dismissing Indian opener KL Rahul (84) on Saturday.
James Anderson took two wickets in two consecutive balls on Thursday. He equaled Anil Kumble’s 619 wickets by dismissing Cheteshwar Pujara (4) and captain Virat Kohli (0). Till the time of writing this news, Anderson has taken four wickets in the Indian innings. With this, his total number of Test wickets has gone up to 621, which is yet to increase.
Let us tell you that Anil Kumble has taken 619 wickets in 132 Tests. At the same time, James Anderson took 621 wickets in his 163th Test till the time of writing the news. 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 has overtaken Anil Kumble with 621* wickets. Anil Kumble is at the fourth position with 619 wickets. Former Australia fast bowler Glenn McGrath completes the top-5 with 563 wickets.
Top 5 bowlers with most wickets in test cricket
- Muttiah Muralitharan – 800 wickets, 133 Tests
- Shane Warne – 708 wickets, 145 Tests
- James Anderson – 621* Wickets, 163 Tests
- Anil Kumble – 619 wickets, 132 Tests
- Glen MaeKG – 563 wickets, 124 Tests
The 39-year-old Anderson had recently achieved a major milestone in his account when he completed 1000 first class wickets. Anderson achieved this feat against Kent while playing for Lancashire in the County Championship. Anderson is the fifth fast bowler to take 1,000 first class wickets in the 21st century.
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