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James Anderson (right) went from 399 to 401 Test wickets in one over © Getty Images

James Anderson, playing in his 104th Test, became the first man from England and the 12th overall to take 400 Test wickets, during the second Test between England and New Zealand at Headingley. Anderson, 32, reached the landmark when he had Martin Guptill out caught in the slips by Ian Bell for a duck. READ: James Anderson picks up his 400th Test wicket for England

As reported by AFP, Anderson soon had his 401st Test wicket when Kane Williamson, who scored a century in England’s 124-run first Test win at Lord’s, was caught behind by wicket-keeper Jos Buttler for a duck. Anderson had taken two wickets for no runs in three balls to leave New Zealand two for two in the third over of  a match the tourists had to win to square the two-match series at 1-1. READ: James Anderson reaches 400 wickets: The story of the man who wasn’t there


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


James Anderson, England’s spearhead, is now one of eight pacemen in the ‘400-wicket’ club. The list of leading Test wicket-takers is topped by retired Sri Lanka off-spin great Muttiah Muralitharan, who took a Test record 800 wickets in 133 matches from 1992-2010.