James Anderson enters 400 Test wickets club at Headingley

James Anderson enters 400 Test wickets club at Headingley
Anderson has now joined an elite group of 12 cricketers who have 400-plus Test wickets beside their name.
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James Anderson became the first Englishman to enter the elite 400 Test wickets club during the second Test match against New Zealand at Headingley.

Anderson dismissed Martin Guptil for a duck by getting him caught at the second slip after rain delayed the start of play earlier today.

List of 400-plus Test wicket takers

Muthiah Muralidaran 800, Shane Warne 708, Anil Kumble 619, Glenn McGrath 563, Coutney Walsh 519, Kapil Dev 434, Sir Richard Hadlee 431, Shaun Pollock 421, Wasim Akram 414, Harbhajan Singh 413, Curtly Ambrose 405, James Anderson 401.

Later Anderson managed to get rid of in-form top-order batsman Kane Williamson to take his overall Test wickets tally at 401.

Anderson had recently surpassed Sir Ian Botham (383 Test career wickets) to become the highest wicket taker in Tests for England during his side's recent tour of West Indies.

Anderson has now joined an elite group of 12 cricketers who have 400-plus Test wickets beside their name.

India's Harbhajan Singh was the last cricketer to achieve this rare feat back in July 2011.

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