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Jimmy Anderson makes cricket history

England's James Anderson appeals to the umpire against India during day five of the first Investec test match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Photo: Nigel French/PA Wire.

England's James Anderson appeals to the umpire against India during day five of the first Investec test match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Photo: Nigel French/PA Wire.

Burnley cricket hero Jimmy Anderson - dubbed “The Burnley Express” - made cricketing history yesterday by becoming the highest wicket taker in Test matches in England.

The England opening bowler had Shikhar Dhawan caught at third slip by Gary Ballance in the match against a strong Indian team at Lords, taking his wickets tally to 230 on home soil, one more than Fred Trueman.

And the 31-year-old later had Virat Kohli caught behind to take him past Sir Ian Botham as the highest Test wicket taker at Lord’s.

Now Anderson is gunning for Botham’s England Test record of 383 wickets.

 

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