James Anderson Becomes 6th Bowler to Reach 500 Career Test Wickets

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistSeptember 8, 2017

England's James Anderson holds up the ball as he celebrates taking his 500th Test match wicket during the second day of the third international Test match between England and West Indies at Lords cricket ground in London on September 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO ASSOCIATION WITH DIRECT COMPETITOR OF SPONSOR, PARTNER, OR SUPPLIER OF THE ECB         (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)
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England star James Anderson became only the sixth man to claim 500 career Test wickets on Friday after a dismissal ofย Kraigg Brathwaite in the Test against the West Indies.

The ICC confirmed the mark:

Perย The Independent, the fast bowler needed just 129 matches to pass the 500 mark. Dan Walker of the BBC noted the 35-year-old is still going strong and could add to his tally:

Anderson is the first Englishman to crack 500 Test wickets, joining an exclusive group. Australians Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath,ย Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka,ย Anil Kumble of India and Courtney Walsh of the West Indies previously managed the feat.ย Muralitharan holds the total record with an astonishing 800 wickets.ย ย 

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