The English pacer, James Anderson, joins the Elite club of 500 test wickets. He becomes only the third fast bowler to achieve this feat. Furthermore, he is only the sixth bowler, overall, to scalp 500 victims in test match cricket. Before entering the match, he needed only 3 wickets to join the 500 club. However, in the first innings, he could manage only two wickets, thus delaying the glory.
In the second innings, James Anderson removed Kraigg Brathwaite with an absolute Jaffa to reach the milestone. It was an in-swinging, full-length delivery which disturbed the timber. With that, Jimmy joined the 500 club.
Let us have a deeper look at the stats revolving around in the third test match between England and West Indies.
- Jimmy took two wickets in the second innings, taking his tally to 85 wickets at Lord’s. This is the most wickets by a pacer at a particular ground.
- Ben Stokes became only the third player to score a half century and take five wickets in the same Lord’s test.
- Kemar Roach becomes only the 8th West Indian bowler to take a five-wicket haul at Lord’s.
- West Indies scored 123 runs in the first innings, which is their second lowest score after deciding to bat first.