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James Anderson became first Englishman to 500 Tes wickets © Getty Images

James Anderson has known many great days in his career but he said Saturday’s nine-wicket defeat of West Indies would live him with “for a long time” after taking 500 Test wickets. Having become the first England bowler, and just the sixth in history, to reach the landmark figure on Friday, the 35-year-old Anderson carried on to post new Test-best figures of seven for 42 on Saturday as West Indies were dismissed for 177 in their second innings.

That left England with a target of just 107 for a 2-1 series victory and they duly knocked off the runs in 28 overs to win with more than two days to spare. ”Playing a Test match here at Lord’s is always special, but this week will live with me for a long time,” Andersontold Sky Sports.

“My family have been here, my friends have been here, and to share the moment with guys I’ve played over 100 Tests with as well is extra special,” the Lancashire paceman added.

Anderson, who made his Test debut at Lord’s back in 2003, needed just four balls Saturday to take his third wicket of the innings after a double strike on Friday.

He then claimed two in three balls after lunch, including the key wicket of Shai Hope for 62 as West Indies’ man-of-the-series was caught behind off an excellent leg-cutter.

(With inputs from AFP)