James Anderson first bowler to take 100 wickets at Lord’s

first_imgJames Anderson became the first player to take 100 wickets at Lord’s during day four of the second Test versus India on Sunday.Anderson took the wicket of Murali Vijay in the second over of India’s second innings to reach the landmark. This was also his 550th Test wicket.Anderson bowled a fuller length ball in the tight off stump corridor and got it to cut back in appreciably. Vijay came forward tentatively and tried to defend it but there was a big gap between his bat and pad. The ball took the inside edge of his bat and carried through to Jonny Bairstow, who took a simple catch to his left. Vijay, who was out for a duck again, got his first in Test cricket.Anderson is overall the second bowler to take 100 wickets at a single venue after Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan, who has taken over 100 wickets at three separate venues in Test matches. Muralitharan has taken 166 wickets at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo, 117 wickets at the Asgiriya Stadium in Kandy and 111 wickets at the Galle International Stadium in Galle.What a jaffa! wickets at Lord’s for @jimmy9!Scorecard/Videos: https://t.co/QaHxVc4jQO#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/F51SU5EzMgEngland Cricket (@englandcricket) August 12, 2018Anderson took 23 Test matches to reach the landmark and has a career-best of 7/42 at the Home of Cricket. He also has also taken six five-wicket hauls at Lord’s. Stuart Broad is just behind Anderson, taking 79 wickets so far from 21 Test matches at Lord’s.advertisementIt took just two overs for Anderson to strike after England decided to declare on 396/7, with a lead of 289 runs after Sam Curran got out for 40 off 49 balls while trying to get quick runs. Chris Woakes remained unbeaten on 137 runs as England decided to test the Indian batsmen under cloudy conditions.Anderson now has the most number of wickets in an India-England series with 96 scalps to his name. India’s Bhagwat Chandrasekhar is second with 95 and he is followed by Anil Kumble (92), Bishan Singh Bedi (85) and Kapil Dev (85).WATCH: Full highlights of a swing bowling masterclass from Lord’s!https://t.co/GnGGJLrHRh#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/oA8EmZcz13England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 10, 2018Anderson starred with the ball in the first innings as well. After Joe Root won the toss and decided to bowl first, he took just five balls to knock Vijay’s stumps over with a late away swinger. Anderson then extracted an edge from Lokesh Rahul’s bat to hurt India early.He returned later in the day, to get Ajinkya Rahane, who looked the most accomplished of the batsmen before edging it to Alastair Cook at slip. He then got Kuldeep Yadav plum in front of the stumps to get his fourth wicket and finally trapped Ishant Sharma lbw for a duck to claim his sixth five-wicket-haul at the venue and finish with figures of 5/20 — his 26th in red-ball cricket.last_img

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