James Anderson first-class wickets: The veteran English pacer has picked his 1,000th first-class wicket in the ongoing County Championship 2021.
During the second day of the ongoing Group 3 County Championship 2021 match between Lancashire and Kent in Manchester, veteran Lancashire fast bowler James Anderson has become the latest entrant into the 1000-wicket club in first-class cricket.
After Lancashire captain Dane Vilas won the toss and invited the visitors in to bat first at the Old Trafford, Anderson ran through Kent’s batting lineup to play a pivotal role in bundling them for 74 in 26.2 overs.
Starting with dismissing his English teammate Zac Crawley (0) in the first over itself, Anderson didn’t look back as he registered a five-wicket haul in his seventh over. Kent, who had lost half their side in the 13th over, had no answer whatsoever against an in-form Anderson bowling in favourable conditions.
James Anderson first-class wickets
Anderson, who had 995 wickets under his belt at an average and strike rate of 24.85 and 52.30 respectively before the start of this match, not just picked his 51st five-wicket haul but also his career-best bowling figures in the format.
Bowling from the James Anderson end, the 38-year old right-arm bowler delivered 10 overs on the trot to pick bowling figures of 10-5-19-7 in a phenomenal effort.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 5, 2021
Twitter reactions on James Anderson:
An absolute exhibition. 😍
— Lancashire Cricket (@lancscricket) July 5, 2021
Truly outstanding. https://t.co/KFIPsdlBD0
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) July 5, 2021
The greatest ever.
🌹 @jimmy9 🌹
— Cricket on BT Sport (@btsportcricket) July 5, 2021
It’s a joke how good @jimmy9 is. You run out words really but he consistently surprises everyone doesn’t he. He’s taken 7 wickets today alone. Now A THOUSAND in total. Insane. pic.twitter.com/Ihv6W84ysx
— Greg James (@gregjames) July 5, 2021
Jimmy Anderson 😂😂😂😂😂
How good! 👏🏽👏🏽 @lancscricket
— Alexandra Hartley (@AlexHartley93) July 5, 2021
1000 first-class wickets is a rare milestone in modern day cricket. James Anderson could be the last. But there are a few who have an outside chance of doing it in future – Tim Murtagh, Stuart Broad, Dilruwan Perera, Simon Harmer, Malinda Pushpakumara and, maybe, Neil Wagner?
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) July 5, 2021
🤯 Congratulations, James Anderson!
1️⃣,0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ first-class wickets for @jimmy9.
🧢 262 appearances
🖐 51 five-fer’s
🧮 24.8 average
— PCA (@PCA) July 5, 2021
Bowling from the James Anderson End, the GOAT bowler completed his milestone in style!
— 100MB (@100MasterBlastr) July 5, 2021
Jimmy Anderson becomes the 216th bowler to take 1 000 first-class wickets.
He also quite likely to be the last to do this.
— Andrew Samson (@AWSStats) July 5, 2021
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