Anderson takes 1,000th first-class wicket

7 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Anderson takes 1,000th first-class wicket

England paceman James Anderson claimed his 1,000th first-class wicket during a career-best spell of 7-19 for Lancashire against Kent in the County Championship on Monday, reports AFP. The wicket came in trademark fashion, an outswinger that Kent batsman Heino Kuhn edged behind at Old Trafford, with wicket-keeper Dane Vilas taking the catch. It was the 38-year-old paceman’s fifth scalp of Kent’s innings and saw him bring up another notable milestone in a career in which he has broken England Test records for appearances and wickets. England Cricket tweeted an emoji of a goat, which has become shorthand for ‘greatest of all time’, adding: “Congratulations on 1,000 first-class wickets.”


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