James Anderson becomes the first England bowler to reach 500 Test wickets

England's James Anderson celebrates the wicket of West Indies' Kraigg Brathwaite and his 500th test wicket
England's James Anderson celebrates the wicket of West Indies' Kraigg Brathwaite and his 500th test wicket
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Lancashire fast bowler James Anderson became the first England bowler to claim 500 wickets in Tests during the second day of the ongoing game against West Indies at Lord's.

The 35-year-old struck in the final delivery of his second over in the West Indies second innings when he castled Kraigg Brathwaite for four runs.

As a result, Anderson became the sixth bowler overall and the third fast bowler to achieve the milestone after former Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan (800), ex-Australian leg spinner Shane Warne (708), former Indian leg spinner Anil Kumble (619), Glenn McGrath (563) and former West Indies quickie Courtney Walsh (519).

Overall, Anderson picked two wickets in the innings as England reduced West Indies to 93 for three at stumps on day two with the visitors having a slender 22 run lead.

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