WATCH James Anderson become leading seamer in Test cricket
Anderson overtakes Glenn McGrath by claiming 564th Test wicket
Last Updated: 11/09/18 6:42pm
James Anderson bowled India's Mohammed Shami middle stump to top Glenn McGrath as the most prolific Test seamer.
Anderson made the Indian tailender his 564th Test victim by bowling him with a vicious in-swinger, a scalp that also wrapped up a 118-run victory for England over Virat Kohli's side at The Oval and a 4-1 series win.
The 36-year-old trumped McGrath in his 143rd Test, having bagged his first wicket on debut by bowling Zimbabwe's Mark Vermeulen at Lord's in 2003.
Spinners Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619) are the only players above Anderson on the number of Test wickets.
The Lancashire seamer overtook Sir Ian Botham as England's leading Test wicket-taker against Windies in the Caribbean in 2015, when Denesh Ramdin edged to slip in Antigua to become his 384th victim.
Anderson became the first Englishman and sixth overall to 500 Test wickets when he bowled Windies' Kraigg Brathwaite at Lord's last September.
Anderson has taken 26 Test-five-fors, including against India at Lord's in the second Test this match, and 10 wickets in a match three times.
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