India vs England: James Anderson enters Club 100 against India at Trent Bridge
James Anderson became the second bowler to take 100 Test wickets against India when he dismissed Hardik Pandya on the final ball of Day 1 in the third Test match at Trent Bridge on Saturday. (Day 1 Highlights)
Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralidharan leads the charts with 105 wickets against India while newly-elected Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is third in the list with 94 wickets.
Anderson bowled a peach of an out-swinger to Pandya, who looked to defend inside the line but ended up edging one to Jos Buttler at second slip who made no mistakes with the catch.
This is the second instance that the England fast bowler has taken 100 wickets against a single team. He previously achieved the feat against rivals Australia (104 wickets from 31 matches).
In the second Test match at Lord’s, James Anderson added another accolade to his illustrious career by becoming the first bowler to take 100 wickets at Lord’s.
The pacer scalped four wickets for 23 runs in the second innings to finish with brilliant match figures of nine for 43 as England won the Test by an innings and 159 runs.
Incidentally, Muttiah Muralidharan is the one who has taken 100 wickets at three different venues – Colombo, Kandy and Galle.
Anderson became the second bowler to achieve the feat while Muralidharan’s compatriot – Rangana Herath – has taken 99 wickets at Galle.