England bowler James Anderson became the first quicker one to scalp 600 wickets in Test cricket. Anderson achieved the feat after removing Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali for 31 on the fifth day of the final Test.
England lead the series 1-0 and earlier, en-forced follow-on against Pakistan.
Congratulations @jimmy9 Astonishing feat…onwards to 700! 😉 #600— Matt Prior (@MattPrior13) August 25, 2020
What a moment for @jimmy9! Congratulations 🐐— Heather Knight (@Heatherknight55) August 25, 2020
THE GREATEST!! 🐐 pic.twitter.com/eid6wGKKEW— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 25, 2020
600 wickets for James Anderson, he is the first fast bowler to complete this milestone – other three are spinners: Muralitharan, Warne & Kumble.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) August 25, 2020
17-year-old Test career for a fast bowler is an achievement – longevity, swing, accuracy, fitness, motivation and still going strong. pic.twitter.com/jbcE9X2ilQ
Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan holds the record for the highest wickets in Test cricket. The Sri Lankan has 800 wickets to his name.
Australia’s Shane Warne follows Muralitharan with 708 scalps and India’s Anil Kumble is at three 619 wickets.