James Anderson completes a century of wickets against India on English soil – Firstcricket News, Firstpost

James Anderson got the wicket of Shubman Gill in the seventh over as the opener edged a good length delivery to the cordon.

  • FirstCricket Staff

  • July 1st, 2022
  • 17:30:35 IST

James Anderson had bagged 15 wickets in the four matches in the series so far which were played in 2021. AP

James Anderson completed 100 wickets against India in England in the first innings of the fifth Test match in Birmingham.

Anderson got the wicket of Shubman Gill in the seventh over as the opener edged a good length delivery to the cordon. The pacer completed the milestone in 22 matches at an average of 23.71. Gill looked good at the start of the innings as he hit some fluent boundaries of the new-ball bowlers. The pacer then increased his tally to 101 getting Cheteshwar Pujara out in a similar fashion.

Anderson had bagged 15 wickets in the four matches in the series so far which were played in 2021. With the pacer bagging 100 wickets against India out of his tally of 414 on home soil, he has more than 24 percent of his wickets against a single opposition. His tally against India is the highest by a mile as compared to other oppositions. The next best numbers he has at home is against South Africa with 59 dismissals.

Overall the veteran has 134 wickets against India which is his highest against any opposition. Anderson is third on the list of all-time highest wicket-takers with 653 wickets and is inching close to Shane Warne’s 708 wickets.

The fifth Test match is the rescheduled match of the 2021 series, which was abandoned due to the Covid-19 outbreak in the Indian camp. India leads the series 2-1 and a win or draw will result in a series win on English soil after more than 14 years.

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Updated Date: July 01, 2022 17:30:35 IST

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