James Anderson
England bowler James Anderson celebrates after dismissing India batsman KL Rahul in the third test match.


Now third on the list of most Test wickets taken is James Anderson.

He has achieved the feat of taking 621 wickets in test cricket.

In pursuit of Anil Kumble, who had 619 wickets, he overtook him.

James Anderson took the wicket of KL Rahul to move into third place on the all-time list of Test cricket wicket-takers on Friday.

The newly-installed England pacer James Anderson succeeded in becoming the third-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket by dismissing India batsman KL Rahul on Day 3 of the ongoing first Test. He is already in his sixth decade, and has 621 Test wickets to his name, putting him ahead of Kumble who has 619. Veteran Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne are tied for the first spot in the rankings (708). On the 69th over, Anderson sent Rahul back to the pavilion, ending the match after Lunch on Friday.

Rahul was outside off and Anderson threw a full delivery at him. The Indian batsman lost control of the ball while attempting to aim it towards Jos Buttler at mid-off.

Australia’s Glenn McGrath holds the record for most wickets in Test cricket, with 523 dismissals. Anderson has conceded 30 five-wicket hauls and three ten-wicket hauls in Test cricket.

He has also managed to achieve this record in his 163rd England game.

Anderson had previously revealed that his wife convinced him to hang up his cleats following a lengthy injury-ridden career.

After a recurrence of a calf injury, he had to withdraw before the start of the first Test owing to which he had just bowled four overs.

Trent Bridge is currently hosting the ongoing first Test match.

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