On Day 3 of the ongoing first Test between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, English quick bowler James Anderson added one more feather to his illustrious cap as he leapfrogged India legend Anil Kumble to turn out to be the third-highest wicket-taker within the longest format of the sport.
All of it occurred in the course of the 69th over of India’s first innings when Anderson eliminated well-set KL Rahul. The Indian opener scored 84 runs from 214 balls. Anderson pitched up the ball that straightened with the angle, forcing Rahul to solely manages a skinny edge by way of to the keeper. It was Anderson’s 620th wicket in his wonderful Take a look at profession.
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YESSS @jimmy9 strikes previous Anil Kumble to turn out to be the third highest wicket-taker in Take a look at cricket historical past!! 🐐
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 6, 2021
The ‘Burnley Categorical’ is now solely behind Sri Lanka‘s Muttiah Muralitharan and Australia‘s Shane Warne in red-ball cricket.
Most wickets in Take a look at cricket:
- 800 – Muttiah Muralitharan
- 708 – Shane Warne
- 621 – James Anderson*
- 619 – Anil Kumble
- 563 – Glenn McGrath
Listed here are James Anderson’s most significant wickets:
- 1st – Mark Vermeulen
- a hundredth – Jacques Kallis
- two hundredth – Peter Siddle
- three hundredth – Peter Fulton
- four-hundredth – Martin Guptill
- five hundredth – Kraigg Brathwaite
- 600th – Azhar Ali
- 620th – KL Rahul
Earlier, on the second day, Anderson introduced England again into the sport when he picked up the prized scalps of Cheteshwar Pujara and India captain Virat Kohli off successive deliveries. Anderson had dismissed Kohli for a golden duck and engaged in an ‘animated celebration’.
“We knew if we acquired one wicket, we may possibly get a cluster – and that’s what we did. We caught to our activity very well as a gaggle. I believed it was a very good fightback. To get a few fast ones like that was vital, particularly Virat, with him being such an influential participant for them. It’s at all times good to get him early,” Anderson had mentioned as quoted by SkySports.
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