Anderson Becomes First Fast Bowler to Play 150 Test matches

James Anderson Becomes First Fast Bowler to Play 150 Test matches
James Anderson Becomes First Fast Bowler to Play 150 Test matches

Sports Desk – The first match of the Four-Test series is being played between South Africa and England. On the first day, England’s leading pacer James Anderson made a big achievement. Anderson on Thursday became the first fast bowler in the history of Test cricket to make 150 appearances.

The 37-year-old Anderson played his last Test in the Ashes series, after which he was injured. He has returned to the Test after a long time. On returning to the ground, he recorded this record in his name. Not only this, he dismissed Dean Elgar on the first ball of the match. Anderson made a terrific comeback as he scalped Dean Elgar with the very first ball he bowled.

After Anderson, his Stuart Broad is second on the list with 135 Test appearances. Former West Indies pacer Courtney Walsh comes next with 132 Tests appearances.

Anderson has become the 9th international player to achieve this milestone. Before them, players like South Africa’s Jack Kallis (166 matches), India’s Sachin Tendulkar (200), Australia’s Steve Waugh (166) have already made it to the list.