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James Anderson becomes only the third bowler to reach 700 wickets in Test cricket

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Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka and Shane Warne of Australia are the only other bowlers to reach this milestone.On Saturday, during India’s fifth Test against England in Dharamsala, James Anderson became only the third bowler to reach 700 wickets in Tests.

The only other bowlers who have crossed the line are Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne.James Anderson started the match with 698 wickets and broke the record after removing Shubman Gill and Kuldeep Yadav during India’s first innings.

Anderson is already the highest Test wicket taker among pacers, having surpassed Glenn Mcgrath’s mark of 563 during the 2018 Oval Test against India.

Most Test wickets in history

Muttiah Muralitharan – 800

Shane Warne – 708

James Anderson – 700*

Anil Kumble – 619

Stuart Broad – 604

Most Test wickets for England

James Anderson – 700*
Stuart Broad – 604
Ian Botham – 383
Bob Willis – 325
Fred Trueman – 307

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