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James Anderson: England bowler regains number one Test ranking

Anderson returned match figures of 9-73 at Lord’s England seamer James Anderson has reclaimed the number one Test bowling ranking following his career-best 7-42 against West Indies at Lord’s. The 35-year-old became the first Englishman to take 500 Test wickets in the series-clinching nine-wicket win. He moved above India’s Ravindra Jadeja to become the oldest bowler to top the International Cricket Council rankings since Muttiah Muralitharan in 2009. Anderson first topped the rankings in August 2016. England’s Ben Stokes, who took 6-22 and made 60 in the first innings at…

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James Anderson ‘will be 100% the best fast bowler ever’ – Alec Stewart

Watch Anderson take 500th Test wicket James Anderson will be “100% the best fast bowler ever” if he passes Glenn McGrath’s record of 563 Test wickets, says ex-England captain Alec Stewart. On day two of the deciding Test match against West Indies at Lord’s, 35-year-old Anderson became the first England bowler to reach 500 wickets. “He’s a great of the game,” Stewart told BBC Radio 5 live. “His longevity is remarkable. “If he plays for another four years he will get another 130-150 wickets.” Anderson reached the milestone when he…

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England v West Indies: Third Test in balance as James Anderson takes 500th wicket

Pint-Sized TMS: Honours even after intriguing second day Third Investec Test, Lord’s, day two West Indies 123 & 93-3 England 194: Stokes 60, Roach 5-72 West Indies lead by 22 runs Scorecard England’s deciding Test match against West Indies remains delicately poised after the tourists ended day two at Lord’s on 93-3, a lead of 22 runs. On a day when James Anderson reached 500 Test wickets, the morning session was reduced to 4.2 overs by rain. Ben Stokes, dropped on 24, made 60 and Stuart Broad hit two sixes…

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James Anderson: England bowler takes 500th Test wicket

Anderson takes 500th Test wicket James Anderson has become the first England bowler to take 500 Test wickets. The Lancashire player, 35, reached the milestone when he bowled Kraigg Brathwaite on day two of the final Test against West Indies at Lord’s. Anderson is only the sixth bowler – and third seamer – to reach 500, and the five ahead of him have retired. Brathwaite’s dismissal in the final session left West Indies 6-1 in their second innings, trailing by 65. Sri Lanka off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan holds the Test record…

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James Anderson: England bowler says it is ‘surreal’ to bowl at end named after him

James Anderson is England’s leading wicket-taker in Test match cricket, with 484 dismissals to his name Fourth Investec Test, Old Trafford, day two England 362 (108.4 overs): Bairstow 99, Stokes 58, Rabada 4-91 South Africa 220-9 (68.3 overs): Bavuma 46, Anderson 4-33, Broad 2-45 England lead by 142 runs Scorecard England’s James Anderson says it felt “surreal” to be bowling from the end bearing his name at Old Trafford. The 35-year-old finished with 4-35 on his home ground, as South Africa finished day two on 220-9, still trailing the hosts…

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England v South Africa: Bairstow and Anderson put hosts in control

Watch Pint-sized TMS as Jonny Bairstow makes 99 and James Anderson takes four wickets to put England in control on day two of the final Test against South Africa at Old Trafford. READ MORE: James Anderson & Jonny Bairstow star on second day WATCH MORE: ‘Spectacular’ Stokes catch gets Rabada out Available to UK users only. Source link

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Joe Root: Graeme Swann, James Anderson and Chris Woakes on new England skipper

First Investec Test, England v South Africa Venue: Lord’s Dates: 6-10 July Start: 11:00 BST Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, BBC Sport app and online; live text commentary and in-play video clips on BBC Sport website & app Listen to a preview of the first Test on BBC Radio 5 live’s Tuffers and Vaughan Cricket Show at 21:00 BST on Monday, 3 July On Thursday, Joseph Edward Root will walk out at Lord’s to toss the coin as the…

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