James Anderson hits milestone, becomes first pacer to scalp 600 wickets in Test cricket

NewsBharati    26-Aug-2020
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Southhampton, Aug 26: England pacer James Anderson scripted history after becoming the first pacer to get 600 wickets in Test cricket. This achievement of him came against Pakistan on the fifth and final day of the ongoing third Test of the three-match series here at the Ageas Bowl.
 
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The 38-year-old earned this feat when he took the wickets of Abid Ali and Azhar Ali in the second innings. The top bowler took five wickets in the first innings of the ongoing Test against Pakistan. On the other hand, in the first two Tests, Anderson had managed to take three wickets.
 
 
Presently, he is currently the fourth-highest wicket-taker in the longest format of the game. Prior to him are Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Australia's Shane Warne (708), and India's Anil Kumble (619) and he is only the highest wicket-taker for England in the longest format of the game.
 
The England pacer is also just a few matches away from becoming the most capped Test player for the Three Lions. Currently, Alastair Cook is the most capped player for England as he played 161 Tests.