James An­der­son En­ters Elite 500 Wicket Club

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Eng­land pacer James An­der­son be­came the first English­man and sixth crick­eter over­all to claim 500-plus wick­ets in Test cricket. An­der­son achieved the mile­stone on the sec­ond day of the third Test against the West Indies at Lord’s. The 35-year-old, who took the field with 497 wick­ets in his kitty, dis­missed Kraigg Brath­waite, Kyle Hope in the first in­nings and then took the first West In­dian wicket (Kraigg Brath­waite) to fall in the sec­ond to achieve the feat.

He also be­came the third fast bowler in his­tory to take 500 Test wick­ets, af­ter Aus­tralian leg­end Glenn McGrath (563 wick­ets in 124 Tests) and the West Indies’ Court­ney Walsh (519 wick­ets in 132 Tests). An­der­son made his Test de­but against Zim­babwe in 2003 at the age of 21. The Eng­land speed­ster claimed a five-for on his de­but. The 35-year-old also has 269 wick­ets in 194 ODIs to his name.

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