Anderson becomes third highest wicket-taker in Tests

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06 Aug 2021 | 02:25 PM staff

Anderson becomes third highest wicket-taker in Tests

England pacer James Anderson surpassed Anil Kumble's tally of 619 wickets to become third highest wicket-taker in Tests

England's pace bowling legend James Anderson on Friday became the third highest wicket-taker in Test matches by surpassing former Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble's tally of 619 wickets. Anderson achieved the feat by dismissing opener KL Rahul during third day of the first Test against India at Trent Bridge.

Only Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan (800 wickets) and Australia's Shane Warne (708 wickets) are ahead of him on the list of history's top wicket-takers. 

In 2015, Anderson became England's highest wicket-taker, surpassing legendary all-rounder Ian Botham before he becoming only the second pacer after Australian legend Glenn McGrath to reach 400 Test scalps.

The 37-year old, who is playing his 163rd Test match, made his debut in 2003 against Zimbabwe.

Anderson contributed one run in the first innings as England were all out for 183. The pacer then claimed four wickets, including that of Indian skipper Virat Kohli for a golden duck, as India went past the 200 mark after lunch on Day 3.

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