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England fast bowler James Anderson bowled Kraigg Brathwaite to reach 500 Test match wickets, only the sixth bowler in history to reach that mark.

Anderson took 129 matches to break 500 and those wickets came at just over 27 runs apiece and became the first Englishman to break 500. 

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I don't often say this and it may be a while before I do so again but a green dot for Laurence from me. A fine bowler in all conditions who was also the first English bowler to reach four hundred wickets and, if he stays fit, stands a good chance of surpassing the fantastic Glen McGrath to become the most prolific seam bowler of all time.

Well done Jimmy and well said Laurence.

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He'll get a chance to take more wickets this winter, as it seems that his good form has helped England get into the final of the Ashes, yet again!

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Very well done Jimmy Anderson. Now the leading, fast bowling, wicket taker of all time.

A testament not just to his skill but to his fitness and longevity. A seam bowler's body takes more punishment than almost any other sportsman but there he is still going strong at thirty six and looking for for one last hurrah at next Summer's ashes. Retiring after that series with perhaps six hundred test wickets under his belt would be a hugely fitting end to a fine fine career. Even if he is a grumpy Lancastrian bugger!

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