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500 Test Wickets for England’s Fast Bowler James Anderson

Yesterday James Anderson became the first English bowler to take 500 Test wickets and now the sixth bowler in history to take 500 or more Test wickets when he bowled West Indies opener Kraigg Braithwaite in the 2nd innings of the 3rd and final Test Match of the series between England and West Indies.

Anderson was on 499 wickets at the end of 1st Innings and he took Kraigg Brathwaite wicket on last bowl of 2nd over he was bowling.

  Mat Inns Wkts Eco Avg SR 4w 5w 10
Tests  129* 242* 506 2.94 27.74 56.4 24 23 3


A competent crowd at Lord’s was gathered to give a standing applause to James Anderson, the Lancashire bowler made his Test debut in 2003 against Zimbabwe and picked 5 wickets in his debut innings. Anderson is only the third pace bowler to pick 500 Test wickets. West Indies were 93/3 at the close of play with of just 22 runs and Anderson picked 2/17for 17 in nine over’s.

James Anderson Milestone

Wicket No.  Test No. Victim Venue Year
500 129 K Brathwaite (WI) Lord’s 2017
400 104 M Guptil (NZ) Leed’s 2015
300 81 P Fulton (NZ) Lord’s 2013
200 55 P Siddle (AUS) Perth 2010
100 29 J Kallis (SA) Oval 2008
1 1 M Venmeulen (ZIM) Lord’s 2003

James Anderson says it looks Unreal

“It feels good — it’s a bit surreal still; I can’t quite believe that I’ve got this many wickets or played as much as I have but I’m more relieved to get it out of the way, to be honest,” Anderson told Sky Sports.

As for his 500th Test wicket, he said: “I’d swung a few in the previous over so I thought I’d try a wobble and it nipped down the slope. 

“Lord’s is a great place to bowl — you’ve got the slope and try to swing it up it or try to use it to your advantage as a bowler.

Anderson added: “It was an amazing ovation. It’s such a special place for me — to get my first (Test) wicket and my 500th here is something that will live with me for a long time. 

“I’ve got my family and friends here so that makes it even more special.”

Twitter Trolled with congratulation message for Jimmy

List of bowlers with 500 or more Test Wickets

Player Span Mat Inns Wkts Avg SR Econ 5 10
Muttiah Muralitharan (SL) 1992-2010 133 230 800 22.72 55 2.47 67 22
Shane Warne (AUS) 1992-2007 145 273 708 25.41 57.4 2.65 37 10
Anil Kumble (IND) 1990-2008 132 236 619 29.65 65.9 2.69 35 8
Glenn McGrath (AUS) 1993-2007 124 243 563 21.64 51.9 2.49 29 3
Courtney Walsh (WI) 1984-2001 132 242 519 24.44 57.8 2.53 22 3
James Anderson (ENG) 2003-2017 129* 242 503 27.51 56.1 2.94 23 3


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