James Anderson Breaks Glenn McGrath’s All-Time Record In Test Cricket

England’s veteran fast bowler James Anderson has only got better with age as he took another four-wicket haul in his Test career. Anderson made his return to the England Test cricket team for the first match of the ongoing ICC World Test Championship series against the New Zealand cricket team. He was ignored for the series against the West Indies cricket team but was recalled to the squad for the home series under new management.

Anderson made a roaring return to Test cricket as he picked up four wickets in the first innings at the Lord’s Cricket Ground. Two of them were Tom Latham and Will Young, the two openers of the New Zealand cricket team. By dismissing them, Anderson became the first bowler to dismiss two openers of the opposition team 27 times in Test cricket.

Before this game, he jointly held the first position with former Australian cricket team fast bowler Glenn McGrath, having done it 26 times, but now Anderson has broken McGrath’s record.

“And in dismissing the two openers, the evergreen Anderson broke yet another Test record. Across his career, Anderson has dismissed both openers in a single Test inning a total of 27 times, more than any other bowler. His wickets of Young and Latham saw him overtake legendary Australia seamer Glenn McGrath, who achieved the feat 26 times in his career,” a report from Mirror stated. 

James Anderson took two more wickets in the first innings

Anderson picked up a couple of more wickets in the first innings to return with figures of 4/66. New Zealand was bundled out for 132 runs in their first innings. Debutant Matty Potts also took four wickets.

In reply, England scored 141 runs and took a small lead of nine runs. At the end of Day 3, New Zealand is 236/4. It will be interesting to see which team takes a 1-0 lead in the series.

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