Anderson first fast bowler to reach 600 Test wickets, misses Murali’s record by just 6 balls

August 25, 2020 at 9:37 PM

England’s James Anderson has become the first fast bowler to reach 600 Test wickets.

The 38-year-old achieved the milestone by having Azhar Ali caught at first slip on the fifth day of the final Test against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl.

He is fourth on the all-time list of Test wicket-takers, behind spinners Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble.

James Anderson missed the opportunity to become the quickest baller to take 600 wickets in terms of bowls balled by just 6 balls.