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New Zealand vs England: James Anderson becomes most over-worked seam bowler in Test cricket

  • AFP
  • April 3rd, 2018
  • 12:20:20 IST

Christchurch: England quick James Anderson became the most over-worked seam bowler in Test cricket history on Tuesday when he fired down his 30,020th delivery.

File image of James Anderson. AP

File image of James Anderson. AP

Midway through the final day of the second Test against New Zealand in Christchurch, he overtook the previous record of 30,019 held by West Indies great Courtney Walsh who retired in 2001.

Walsh in his career took 519 wickets at 24.44 while Anderson has 531 dismissals at 27.34.

Anderson is now fourth on the list of players to have bowled the most deliveries in Test cricket with spinners, headed by Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan with 44,039, constituting the top 3.

In the 2nd Test against New Zealand, Anderson picked four wickets in the first innings and ended with the solitary wicket in the second innings where the hosts dug their heels to eke out a draw in a pulsating final day's action.

New Zealand won their first series against England since 1999.

Updated Date: April 03, 2018 12:20:20 IST

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