England’s James Anderson surpassed India’s Anil Kumble, who took 619 test wickets, to take the third spot of most wickets in test cricket.
England fast pacer achieved this milestone after dismissing KL Rahul on the third day of the first test between England and India at Trent Bridge.
After taking 621 test wickets, Anderson is just behind Muttiah Muralitharan, who took 800 test wickets and is currently the highest wicket-taker, and Shane Warne who is the second-highest wicket-taker in test cricket with 708 wickets.
During the first innings, Anderson took four wickets while giving away only 54 runs. He dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rahul, and Shardul Thakur.
Before the start of the first Test, he had expressed the desire to play in his 40s. “I still love turning up every day at training, putting in the hard yards, and being in the dressing room with the lads trying to forge a win for England. That’s all I’ve really ever bothered about and what I’ll keep trying to do.”