James Anderson Becomes First Fast Bowler to Leave Kapil Dev Behind in a Test Match

James Anderson Creates History in His Last Test Match

England’s James Anderson has made a remarkable record in his last Test match against West Indies. Anderson, who has announced that this is his last Test match, has become the second-highest wicket-taker in Test matches against West Indies.

Anderson made this record

In the first innings against West Indies, James Anderson took 1 wicket after bowling 10.4 overs. After this, in his 9th over in the second innings, Anderson did wonders by dismissing Alec Athanase. He has become the second-highest wicket-taker in Test matches against West Indies, leaving Kapil Dev behind. Anderson has now taken a total of 90 wickets against West Indies, whereas Kapil Dev had taken 89 wickets in Test matches against West Indies.

Bowlers who have taken the most wickets in Test matches against West Indies:

110-Glenn McGrath
90- James Anderson
89-Kapil Dev
86-Fred Tuyman
82- Muttiah Muralitharan

The first bowler to do this in Test cricket

James Anderson bowled a total of 10.4 overs in the first innings against West Indies, which means he bowled a total of 64 balls. After this, by bowling 10 overs in the second innings i.e. 60 balls, he has bowled a total of 40,000 balls in the history of Test cricket. He has become the first fast bowler to bowl 40,000 balls in Test cricket. Before him, no fast bowler was able to achieve this feat in Test cricket. Anderson has become the fourth bowler to bowl more than 40,000 balls in Tests.

Bowlers who have bowled the most balls in Test cricket:

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44039 – Muttiah Muralitharan
40850 – Anil Kumble
40705 – Shane Warne
40001 – James Anderson
33698 – Stuart Broad

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