PAK vs ENG: 40-year-old James Anderson bowled maximum 46 overs on Rawalpindi’s Patra pitch, broke Anil Kumble’s record by taking 5 wickets
James Anderson: James Anderson now has 959 wickets in 389 international matches. James Anderson is 42 wickets behind former Australia bowler the late Shane Warne.
Pakistan vs England, 1st Test Match: Veteran England fast bowler James Anderson bowled 46 overs, more than any other fast bowler in the Test match against Pakistan. Not only this, James Anderson was successful in taking five wickets on the flat pitch of Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. James Anderson also broke Anil Kumble’s record in the first Test of the three-match series against Pakistan.
James Anderson, 40, bowled 46 overs in the first Test match. In this he bowled 16 overs and took 5 wickets for 88 runs. James Anderson took one wicket for 52 runs in 22 overs in the first innings. There were 4 over maidens in it. He took 4 wickets for 36 runs in 24 overs in the second innings. There were 12 over maidens in it.
James Anderson has now reached number three in the list of highest international wicket takers. Earlier, Indian veteran Anil Kumble was on this position. Anil Kumble Took 956 wickets in 403 international matches. James Anderson now has 959 wickets in 389 international matches.
Not only this, James Anderson has also become the highest international wicket-taker fast bowler. He is 42 wickets behind former Australian bowler late Shane Warne. Shane Warne is at number two in this matter. Shane Warne took 1001 wickets in 389 international matches in his 15-year-long career.
James Anderson is already at number three in the list of highest wicket takers in Tests. He has 672 wickets in 176 matches in Test cricket. Anil Kumble is at number four. Anil Kumble K had 619 wickets in 132 Tests. Shane Warne is at number two. Warne has 708 wickets in 145 Test matches. The list is topped by Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan. Muralitharan has 800 wickets in 133 Test matches. If James Anderson continues to play in Test cricket even further, he can break two records of Shane Warne.