New Delhi. English pacer James Anderson has created history on the fourth day of the second Test between England and New Zealand in Nottingham. He has completed his 650 wickets in Test cricket. Anderson achieved this feat by clean bowling New Zealand captain Tom Latham in the second innings of the Nottingham Test. The special thing is that he is the first fast bowler to take 650 wickets in the 145-year history of Tests. He is in third place in terms of taking most wickets. Shane Warne and Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan are ahead of Anderson. Muralitharan has 800 wickets in 133 Tests. While Warne took 708 wickets in 145 Tests.
Glenn McGrath of Australia is the second highest wicket-taker in Test cricket after James Anderson. He took 563 wickets in 124 test matches. However, his record can be broken by Anderson’s fellow fast bowler Stuart Broad. Broad has so far taken 543 wickets in Tests and needs 21 wickets to overtake McGrath. Anderson also bowled brilliantly in the first match of this Test series against New Zealand at Lord’s. He took 6 wickets in the match. Anderson is the first bowler to take 400, 500, 600 and 650 wickets in Tests for England.
The perfect start and Test wicket number 6️⃣5️⃣0️⃣ for @jimmy9
Scorecard & Videos: https://t.co/GJPwJC59J7
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 13, 2022
Anderson has so far achieved the feat of taking 10 wickets in Test career 31 times, 5 and 3 times. At the same time, Muralitharan, who took the most Test wickets, achieved the feat of taking five wickets 67 times in Tests. Anderson is also the highest Test playing bowler. He is playing the 171st Test against New Zealand in Nottingham. He has bowled more than 36,000 balls in Tests.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 13, 2022, 17:58 IST