England race leader James Anderson made his name in the history books once again by winning an incredible thousandth first-class cricket wicket. The right-arm playmaker added that feather to his cap during the County’s game against Kent at the Emirates Old Trafford.
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Representing Lancashire, Anderson bagged a transport from seven wickets, at the time of writing, en route to claim the milestone. Anderson fell victim to Zak Crawley, Jordon Cox, Oliver Robinson, Jack Leaning, Heino Kuhn, Matt Milnes and Harry Podmore as Kent on day two was reduced to 54/9 after 24 overs. Kuhn was Anderson’s 1,000th victim.
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In June, Anderson added another feather to his already illustrious cap by overtaking former skipper Alastair Cook to become England’s most capped trial cricketer.
Anderson achieved the feat in the second test against New Zealand at Edgbaston. The legendary playmaker has now played 162 games for England, one more than Cook, who played 161 games in the longest format.
Quick pitcher Stuart Broad is third on the list after playing 147 tests for England while former cricketer Alec Stewart sits fourth with 133 appearances to his name.
Anderson is the only fast pitcher who has taken over 600 wickets in the game’s longest format. He has 617 scalps in Test Cricket.
The right-handed point guard had revealed he wasn’t sure he was good enough to play international cricket when he made his debut in May 2003 against Zimbabwe at Lord’s.
The England manager was last seen in action in the two-game test series against New Zealand. Anderson’s next appearance will be against India, when the two teams face off in a five-game test series.
(With entries from ANI)