Anderson takes 400th Test wicket

Posted by Warren Fyfe on May 29, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

James Anderson became the first England bowler to reach 400 Test wickets on the first day of the second Test against New Zealand at Headingley.

The seamer, who passed Sir Ian Botham as

England’s all-time leading wicket-taker

in April, had Martin Guptill caught at second slip by Ian Bell.

Anderson, 32, is playing his 104th Test, 12 years after he made his debut against Zimbabwe at Lord’s.

He is the

12th player in history 

to reach 400 Test wickets.

Anderson, who started the match on 399 wickets, took the edge of Guptill in the third over of a day that was delayed by rain until 13:30 BST.

That wicket was immediately followed by a short stoppage for rain, but Anderson returned to take his 401st two balls after the break by having Kane Williamson caught behind.

India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, with 413, is the only current player with more Test wickets than Anderson.

Anderson has also taken 269 wickets for England in one-day internationals and 18 in Twenty20s.

James Anderson graphic

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/32875205

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