Records Galore as Alastair Cook, James Anderson Become All-Time Leading England Test Cricketers

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Sunday, May 31st, 2015 | 0



It’s been a galore of records for England in the last couple of days. First, fast-bowler James Anderson became the first Englishman to claim 400 wickets in the longest format of the game. Second, Test skipper Alastair Cook turned out to be the new leading run-scorer in the five-day format.

“It’s a nice feeling, a proud moment for me, I guess,” CricBuzz quoted Anderson, who joins the elite list that comprises the likes of Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne, Anil Kumble, Glenn McGrath, Courtney Walsh, Kapil Dev and a few other legendary names. “It feels a bit surreal when you see the list up on the TV with all the guys who’ve got 400 in the past.”

Captain Cook also hailed the ‘amazing’ moment. “It was an amazing moment, a personal one,” BBC quoted the southpaw as saying, who surpassed Graham Gooch’s record of 8900 runs to add another feather to his cap.

England have succeeded in turning the tables around lately, as the visitors have been doing a spectacular job against New Zealand in their own backyard. Having pulled off the first Test – much to the surprise of many – it’s safe to say that England are in a good position in the ongoing second encounter as well.




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