New Delhi: The final test of the four-game series between India and England (IND vs ENG) is played at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The second day of that match became a memorable one for England’s fast bowler James Anderson. As soon as James Anderson took the wicket from Ajinkya Rahane on day two, he took another big cricket record.
Anderson made history
As soon as James Anderson took the wicket from Ajinkya Rahane in the opening innings of the fourth test match, he became the first bowler to complete 900 wickets for England in all cricket formats. No English bowler had touched 900 international wickets before James Anderson.
The third bowler in the world to set this record
James Anderson became the third fast bowler to take 900 wickets in world cricket. Before them, this feat was achieved by legendary Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath and Pakistani great bowler Wasim Akram. McGrath has a total of 949 wickets. While Wasim Akram took 916 wickets.
Wasim Akram left behind
James Anderson left legendary Pakistani pitcher Wasim Akram behind in the list of the 900 fastest wickets in international cricket. Anderson hit 900 wickets in the 507th inning. Whereas Akram took 525 innings to do the same feat. Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan has the record for winning the 900 fastest wickets in the world, he achieved this feat in the 385th innings.
Best Anderson in test
In Test Cricket, James Anderson is the highest wicket taker in the world. James Anderson now has 614 wickets. Not only that, Anderson is the only fast bowler in the world to complete 600 wickets in the cricket test. Overall, Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble have taken over 600 wickets in Test cricket.