Anderson breaks record for most Test wickets by a fast bowler

LONDON, Sept 11, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – England’s James Anderson broke the
record for the most Test wickets by a fast bowler on Tuesday, claiming his
564th scalp to overtake Australia great Glenn McGrath.

The veteran seamer, 36, went past McGrath with his third wicket of India’s
second innings in the fifth Test at the Oval.

Anderson knocked out Mohammed Shami’s middle stump as the tourists were
bowled out for 345.

England won the match by 118 runs and the series 4-1.

Retired spin bowlers occupy the top three places on the overall list of
Test wicket-takers — Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan took 800
wickets, ahead of Australia’s Shane Warne (708) and India’s Anil Kumble
(619).