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James Anderson becomes first pacer to take 600 wickets in Test cricket

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England pacer James Anderson became the first pacer to reach the milestone of 600 wickets in Test cricket. The 38-year-old also became the first England bowler to take 600 wickets in the longest format of the game.

It was during the fifth day of the final Test match between England and Pakistan and Anderson was just one wicket away from his accolade. Pakistan started their day on 100/2 on the final day, hoping to save the test and not lose the series by 2-0.

It was during the 62nd over when England got its first wicket as Anderson struck by removing Pakistan’s skipper Azhar Ali on 31 runs. By doing so, Anderson became the fourth bowler in the history to join the list of highest wicket-takers in the history of Test cricket.

The veteran pacer took 5/56 in the first innings, and went on to take another two wickets in the second innings. Anderson failed to perform well in first two matches of the series as he managed to take only three wickets.

Anderson is also six matches away from being the most capped player of England, and he will also surpass the former skipper Alastair Cook. Cook is currently the most capped player in the history of England cricket with 161 Tests under his belt.

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