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James Anderson on the verge to bag 500th wickets

Sun Online Desk     8th September, 2017 06:49:55 printer

James Anderson on the verge to bag 500th wickets

James Anderson needed only one more Test wickets to become the first England bowler to take 500, after grabbing two more wickets in the first innings of West Indies in the series-decider at Lord’s.

 

Should Anderson reach the landmark, the 35-year-old seamer will become just the sixth bowler in history and only the third paceman to take 500 Test wickets.

 

Anderson, having moved on to 499 Test scalps by having Kraigg Brathwaite and Kyle Hope caught behind by Jonny Bairstow, looked for all money like he would make Bishoo his 500th victim.

 

Bishoo edged Anderson for four from the first ball of the 57th over to move past, funnily enough, 500 Test runs, but was then beaten all ends up by the next five deliveries.

 

Anderson, however, went wicketless in the second innings of West Indies’ shock five-wicket win in the second Test at Headingley that saw the tourists level the three-match series at 1-1.

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