Updated: August 6, 2021 10:49:10 pm
Veteran England pacer James Anderson on Friday surpassed Indian spin legend Anil Kumble’s tally of 619 Test wickets.
Anderson, a right-arm fast bowler, achieved the feat during the third day of the first Test against India here when he removed a well-set KL
Rahul on 84, caught by wicket-keeper Jos Buttler.
Only Sri Lankan spin great Muttiah Muralitharan (800 Test scalps), and Australian wizard Shane Warne (708 wickets) are now ahead of Anderson, who is playing in his 163rd Test.
YESSS @jimmy9 moves past Anil Kumble to become the third highest wicket-taker in Test cricket history!! 🐐
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 6, 2021
Anderson made his debut way back in 2003.
Anderson is the most successful pacer in Tests in terms of wickets.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 6, 2021
On the second day, Anderson first removed Cheteshwar Pujara and then accounted for Virat Kohli, with whom he had had several memorable battles in the past.
Most wickets in test cricket history:
800_Muttiah Muralitharan, Sri Lanka/ICC
708_Shane Warne, Australia
621_x-James Anderson, England
619_Anil Kumble, India
563_Glenn McGrath, Australia
523_x-Stuart Broad, England
519_Courtney Walsh, West Indies
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