September 05, 2022

James Anderson: First Cricketer in Test History to reach incredible feat; leaves behind Tendulkar, Ponting

By Agastya Shinde

When England played South Africa in the 2nd test match of the ongoing test match series, James Anderson created history by becoming the first cricketer in the history of test matches to play 100 Test Matches on home soil. By doing that, he overtook the iconic Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar who played 94 test matches for India in India and legendary former Australian Captain Ricky Ponting (92 tests).

Anderson,40, an OBE, has so far featured in staggering 174 tests, claiming 658 wickets, which showcases his brilliance. On the list of highest wicket-takers in tests, he stands in the third position, only trailing Muttiah Muralitharan (800) and the late Shane Warne (708).

In the second innings of the 2nd test match against South Africa in Manchester, after dismissing Simon Harmer, he went past legendary Australian pacer Glenn McGrath to become the leading wicket-taker in international cricket among pacers. The Australian had 949 wickets across all three formats in his international career. By dismissing Simon Harmer and Kagiso Rabada, Anderson increased his tally by two to 951 wickets across all three formats, which comprised 664 wickets in tests, 269 in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 18 T20 Internationals. 

He trails the legendary Indian leg-spinner, Anil Kumble, by five wickets to become the third-highest wicket-taker in International Cricket. Anderson also holds the record for “not out” batting performances in Test cricket in 100 instances. He overtook West Indian great Courtney Walsh, who stood second with 61, not out instances. He is the only seam bowler to take 300+ wickets on home soil, 100 of which came at the iconic Lord’s alone. He is also the first English bowler to take 400, 500 and 600 wickets in Test matches.

Earlier in the second test, South Africa decided to bat at Old Trafford after winning the toss. South Africa lead the series 0-1. England had lost the opening test match at the iconic Lord’s by a humiliating innings-and-12 run. Newly-made captain Ben Stokes had to taste the first defeat under the new management of former New Zealand skipper and now England head coach Brendon McCullum. The loss broke the four-match winning streak winning against New Zealand and India. In the second test, England had to respond, an impressive all-round performance from England, which was anchored by their skipper Ben Stokes with a brilliant century (103) and a bowling masterclass from the ageless James Anderson (3/30) led the hosts to clinch a win in a do-or-die match to save the series loss and level it at 1-1 going into the third and the final test match of the series at the Oval.


Previous Post

Renan Lodi at Nottingham Forest

Next Post

Can Brandon Vazquez be USMNT’s World Cup striker?

Related Articles

  • July 13, 2022

    Kiran Prabhu Navgire- The Nagaland run machine

  • July 19, 2022

    India vs Leicestershire – a well-utilized warm-up game for India but far from match ready.

  • July 21, 2022

    India's rising youth star- Umran Malik

  • August 04, 2022

    How will Bangladesh fare in this year’s Asia Cup?

  • August 05, 2022

    India’s rising U-19 Captain – Yash Dhull

  • August 08, 2022

    Smriti Mandhana – The backfoot ballerina of Indian cricket

  • August 10, 2022

    Ashleigh Gardner- the buttress of the Australian cricket team

  • August 10, 2022

    Indian women's team clinches silver at CWG 2022 with their best performances

  • August 11, 2022

    Spinners Rip Through The Windies As India Ends The Series With A 4-1 Win

  • August 12, 2022

    Should Pakistan change squad ahead of Asia Cup?

  • August 12, 2022

    Is the Indian team better off without KL Rahul?

  • August 17, 2022

    India’s all-rounders' crucial role in winning the Asia Cup

  • August 18, 2022

    Top 3 fast bowlers for India ahead of Asia Cup 2022

  • August 19, 2022

    Shoaib Akhtar – A life and career spent on the highway to the danger zone

  • August 22, 2022

    The Indian women's cricket team deserve attention and acclaim after the Commonwealth Games

  • August 23, 2022

    Top 3 most crucial players for Pakistan in Asia Cup 2022

  • August 24, 2022

    Jhulan Goswami retires from International Cricket

  • August 26, 2022

    Shubman Gill owns the show as India record whitewash against Zimbabwe

  • August 26, 2022

    Sanju Samson – India’s most elegant batsmen with a burden of perception

  • August 26, 2022

    How can Sri Lanka prepare ahead for the Asia Cup 2022

  • August 26, 2022

    Shikhar Dhawan or KL Rahul: The better fit for captaincy

  • August 27, 2022

    Harmanpreet Kaur: Leading the new generation of Indian Women’s cricket

  • August 27, 2022

    How will Shaheen Afridi's ruling out from the Asia Cup impact Pakistan

  • August 29, 2022

    Afghanistan starts strong in the first match of DP Asia Cup 2022

  • August 30, 2022

    DP Asia Cup 2022 India vs Pakistan: Pandya finishes off in style for a thrilling win

  • August 30, 2022

    Dutch League Match Report- Excelsior vs PSV

  • August 30, 2022

    Cathryn Lorraine Fitzpatrick: A Fast Bowler Who Still Has No Equal

  • September 01, 2022

    India under Virat Kohli in Test Cricket

  • September 01, 2022

    DP Asia Cup 2022 Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: Afghanistan hold off Bangladesh in tense Asia Cup encounter

  • September 02, 2022

    DP Asia Cup 2022 Review- India vs Hong Kong

  • September 02, 2022

    DP Asia Cup 2022 Review- Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Sri Lanka sends Bangladesh out of Asia Cup in thriller

  • September 05, 2022

    James Anderson: First Cricketer in Test History to reach incredible feat; leaves behind Tendulkar, Ponting

  • September 05, 2022

    DP Asia Cup 2022 Review- Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan: Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 4 wickets

  • September 07, 2022

    DP Asia Cup 2022 Review- India vs Pakistan

  • September 08, 2022

    Shubman Gill: The youngster with the hallmarks of a future India batting mainstay

  • September 08, 2022

    DP Asia Cup 2022 Review- India vs Sri Lanka: SL beat India by 6 wickets, makes way to the final match

  • September 09, 2022

    DP Asia Cup 2022 Review- Pakistan vs Afghanistan: Pak joins SL for the final match of the Asia Cup

  • September 12, 2022

    DP World Asia Cup 2022- Review – India vs Afghanistan

  • September 13, 2022

    Sri Lanka wins DP Asia Cup 2022 after beating Pakistan by 23 runs

  • September 16, 2022

    DP Asia Cup 2022: How Sri Lanka defied the odds of becoming the champions and clinched the title

  • September 19, 2022

    Bumrah, Pant, and Ashwin secure a place in the T20 World Cup squad

  • September 19, 2022

    Top 3 Performances in DP Asia Cup 2022

  • September 20, 2022

    Australia Captain announces ODI retirement, will not play next year’s World Cup


Post a comment