International Business Times – UK – James Anderson has achieved cricket immortality by becoming the first ever Englishman to reach 500 Test wickets, on day two of action against West Indies at Lord’s.

Summary

  • James Anderson has achieved cricket immortality by becoming the first ever Englishman to reach 500 Test wickets, on day two of action against West Indies at Lord’s.
  • Anderson’s moment came in the second innings of the final Test, dismissing Kraigg Brathwaite to become just the sixth bowler in history to reach the magnificent milestone in what is his 129th Test match for his country.
  • Sir Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan holds the Test record with 900 wickets, with Australia great Shane Warne next in line on 708.
  • All five still ahead of 35-year-old Anderson have already retired from the game.
  • His feat comes at the scene of his first ever Test wicket at Lord’s in 2003, having surpassed the great Sir Ian Botham’s long-standing haul of 383 in 2015.


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