Jimmy Anderson surpasses Anil Kumble: The veteran English pacer has already picked four wickets in the first innings of the first Test.
During the third day of the first Test of the ongoing India’s tour of England in Nottingham, veteran England fast bowler James Anderson became the third-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket after going past former India captain Anil Kumble (619).
It all happened on the penultimate delivery of the 69th over when Anderson finally received assistance from an English fielder with respect to grabbing a catch to dismiss India opening batsman Lokesh Rahul. It is worth mentioning that Rahul had received a couple of reprieves in this innings in the form of dropped catches by Dom Sibley and Joe Root.
On a delivery which straightened after pitching, Anderson managed to induce the outside edge off Rahul’s bat as the ball went straight to Buttler’s gloves.
Anderson, who had sent back Cheteshwar Pujara (4) and Virat Kohli (0) on successive deliveries yesterday, picked his third wicket in the form of Rahul and soon followed it with a fourth one in Shardul Thakur (0).
Pick of the bowlers in this innings as of now, Anderson is only behind the likes of Shane Warne (708) and Muttiah Muralitharan (800) in terms of most wickets in Test cricket. Currently playing his 163rd Test, Anderson’s 621 wickets have come at an average and strike rate of 26.58 and 56.2 respectively including 30 five-wicket hauls.
Jimmy Anderson surpasses Anil Kumble in most Test wickets
YESSS @jimmy9 moves past Anil Kumble to become the third highest wicket-taker in Test cricket history!! 🐐
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 6, 2021
Twitter reactions on James Anderson:
Root holds on this time 👐
Wicket no. 4️⃣ for England’s 🐐
— SonyLIV (@SonyLIV) August 6, 2021
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) August 6, 2021
— ICC (@ICC) August 6, 2021
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