James Anderson Records: He left behind McGrath to become world’s number one fast bowler

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James Anderson Records : England fast bowler James Anderson is becoming more and more sharp with age. In the second test match against South Africa, the visiting team looked helpless in front of Anderson’s exact balls. The 40-year-old Anderson took a total of six wickets in the match and contributed significantly to his team’s victory.

With Anderson taking six wickets, he has also made a world record in his name. He has broken Australian legend Glenn McGrath’s world record. Anderson has now become the highest international wicket-taker fast bowler and has overtaken McGrath in this regard.

Ahead of McGrath

Anderson completed 949 wickets and equaled McGrath, bowling South Africa captain Dean Elgar on the third day of the Test match in Manchester. He then left McGrath behind by dismissing Simon Harmer and Kagiso Rabada. Anderson now has a total of 951 wickets in international cricket. While McGrath has 949 wickets in 376 matches.

Most international wickets in the name of Muralitharan

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Talking about taking most wickets in international cricket, Sri Lanka’s legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan remains at the first position with 1347 wickets. While Shane Warne, the great spinner of Australia, is in second place with 1001 wickets. At the same time, India’s great leg-spinner Anil Kumble remains at number three with 956 wickets. But now Anderson has moved to the fourth spot with 951 wickets and is now just six wickets away from breaking Kumble’s record.

Anderson highest wicket-taker in Tests

Talking about Anderson’s career, he has taken 664 wickets in 174 matches in Tests and is also the highest wicket-taker in this format. At the same time, he has taken 269 wickets in ODIs and 18 wickets in T20.

Highest wicket-taker in international cricket


  • 1347 : Muttiah Muralitharan
  • 1001 : Shane Warne
  • 956   : Anil Kumble
  • 951   : James Anderson
  • 949   : Glenn McGrath

England win by an innings and 85 runs

Talking about the match, England beat South Africa by an innings and 85 runs in the second Test, thanks to the captaincy innings of Ben Stokes, to level the series 1-1. Ben Stokes scored 103 runs in batting first and also took four wickets in the bowling.

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