Legendary England pacer James Anderson completed 1,100 wickets in first-class cricket on Sunday during England`s first Ashes Test against Australia at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
On day three of the first Test in the 99th over of Australia`s first innings, Anderson ended his search for a wicket by dismantling Alex Carey`s stumps for 66 off 99 balls, thus ending his 118-run partnership with Usman Khawaja.
“Jimmy Anderson. GOAT. The King of Swing gets First Class wicket number 1,1100! Alex Carey departs for 66. #EnglandCricket | #Ashes” tweeted England Cricket.
Jimmy Anderson. GOAT. 🐐
The King of Swing gets First Class wicket number 1️⃣1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣! 🤯
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 18, 2023
Ever since his first-class debut in 2002, Anderson has 1,100 wickets from 289 matches. He has the best bowling figures of 7/19, 48 four-wicket hauls, 54 five-wicket hauls and six ten-wicket hauls in the format.
Since his Test debut in 2003, Anderson has had 686 Test wickets in 180 matches, with best figures of 7/42. He has taken 32 four-wicket hauls, 32 five-wicket hauls and three ten-wicket hauls in format. He is currently the leading wicket-taker for England in the Test format.
He has the third-highest wickets by a bowler in Test history next to Australia`s Shane Warne (708) and Sri Lanka`s Muttiah Muralidaran (800).
(With ANI inputs)