Anderson became the first fast bowler to take 600 Test wickets
English fast bowler James Anderson has become the first fast bowler in the history of Test cricket to take 600 wickets. He set the record against Pakistan in Southampton.
Anderson was close to history with 593 wickets before the start of the Test. He took 6 wickets in two innings and made his name in the record book. Azhar Ali was caught by Joe Root in the first slip and the English fast bowler completed 600 wickets in Tests.
The English fast bowler has risen to the fourth position in the list of the highest wicket-takers in the white uniform of the day of the 700 wicket hunt. Before that, however, three more cricketers have taken more than 600 wickets. But all of them are spinners.
Former Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan tops the history of Test cricket with 600 wickets. Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne is in second place with 707 wickets, while former Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble is in third place with 619 wickets.