James Anderson turned the primary England bowler to take 500 Test wickets and simply the sixth in historical past when he dismissed West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite on the second day of the third Test at Lord’s on Friday.
Anderson, who began West Indies’ second innings on 499 Test wickets, reached the landmark when, with the final supply of his second over, he bowled Brathwaite between bat and pad for 4 with an enormous in-swinger that demolished the suitable-hander’s center stump.
A capability crowd at Lord’s rose to provide Anderson a standing ovation, with the Lancashire swing bowler having began his Test profession by taking 5 wickets in his debut innings towards Zimbabwe on the ‘house of cricket’ in 2003.
Anderson’s newest wicket strengthened England’s bid for a 2-1 collection-clinching win on this three-match contest.
West Indies have been now six for one of their second innings, having conceded a primary-innings lead of seventy one after Ben Stokes made a quickfire 60.
On the fall of Brathwaite’s wicket, Anderson had innings figures of 1 for one in two overs.
Anderson is simply the sixth bowler and solely the third pacer to have taken 500 Test wickets.
He’s additionally the one lively cricketer in that elite group, with the spin trio of Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan (800 Test wickets), Australia’s Shane Warne (708), India’s Anil Kumble (619), in addition to Australia seamer Glenn McGrath (563) and West Indies quick bowler Courtney Walsh (519) now all retired.
Walsh, the primary bowler to 500 Test wickets again in 2001, additionally took 129 matches to succeed in the landmark determine.
McGrath is the one different seamer to succeed in 500 and he, like Anderson, additionally did it at Lord’s within the opening Ashes conflict of 2005.
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