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.
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
Congrats to jimmy @jimmy9 well done and deserved note the time as well 519pm
— Courtney A Walsh (@CuddyWalsh) September 8, 2017
Amazing that a lad from Burnley has 500 test wickets , amazing achievement @jimmy9 huge congrats from the Flintoff family 👏🏼
— andrew flintoff (@flintoff11) September 8, 2017
Well done mate on the 5️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ test wickets @jimmy9
— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) September 8, 2017
List of bowlers with 500 or more Test Wickets
|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|