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James Anderson creates history in England's second Test against New Zealand

English seamer James Anderson is the highest wicket-taker for England in the game's longest format. Meanwhile, during the ongoing second Test against New Zealand, he has attained another historic feat. Check it out.

James Anderson creates history in England's second Test against New Zealand-ayh
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Edgbaston, First Published Jun 10, 2021, 5:42 PM IST
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James Anderson is one of the greatest swing bowlers in world cricket, while he has made a name for himself in the sport's longest format. He remains England's highest wicket-taker (616) in the format, while he also holds the record for having claimed the most five-fors (30) in the same.

Meanwhile, he added another feather to his cap during the ongoing second Test against New Zealand at Edgbaston in Birmingham. By being included in the playing XI, Anderson has now become the most capped test player for the side, having played 162 Tests and going past Alastair Cook in the process.

"I spoke to Cook last night; he rang me last night to congratulate me. It's incredible that someone like him, who I look up to so much and have so much respect for, that I'm actually going past him. I can remember that as clear as anything, my debut, and then, some amazing memories all the way through that period and I can't believe that I've got to where I have today," said Anderson following the feat, reports ESPNCricinfo.

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"I think a lot of it is luck; I've been born with a body that can cope with the pressures of bowling. I do work hard on my fitness, and I think it's try to stay hungry; I still feel like I've got a lot to feel like I've got a lot to give the game. I feel like I can still take wickets. It's about just turning up every day and having that hunger to improve, to get better, whether it's your fitness or your bowling skills, and I think I've still got that, and that's probably helped me throughout the years and hopefully, that will help me carry on for a little bit longer," he added.

Anderson made his Test debut back in 2003. Since then, he has had a phenomenal career in the format, claiming 616 at an average of 26.6, besides having a decent career in the ODIs, claiming 269 in 194 matches at 29.2. He also played 19 T20Is, claiming 18 wickets at an economy of 7.84.

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