James Anderson has become first England cricketer to take 400 wickets in test cricket. He took wicket of Martin Guptill in the first innings of 2nd Investec test match on Day-1 at Leeds. Achieving this milestone he has become 12th man on the planet to take 400 or more wickets in the longer format of game. Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan leads the list of leading wicket takers in test cricket with 800 wickets in his bag.
Former England cricketer Sir Ian Botham is second in the list of most wicket takers for nation in test cricket with 383 mark. Anderson broke this 383 wickets record when he dismissed Denesh Ramdin on England’s tour of West Indies 2015 in April.
There is only one bowler in the current world who is ahead of Anderson i.e. India’s Harbhajan Singh who has taken 413 wickets in test cricket. Apart from Harbhajan and Anderson, all other 10 bowlers have retired from cricket.
England are hosting New Zealand for two test matches series, 5 ODIs and a twenty20 match. English team won first test comfortably and are looking strong on Day-1 of second test match.
Investec test series’ 2nd test day one kicked off with delayed due to rain and after the post lunch session Anderson achieved the milestone. He didn’t even stop after his 400th wicket and add one more wicket in the list when he dismissed Kane Williamson just after 2 balls in the third over of innings.