Anderson statements 30th five-for in Sri Lanka Test

January 24, 2021 Sports
England paceman James Anderson claimed his 30th Test five-wicket haul on time two of the next Evaluation against Sri Lanka on Saturday.

Anderson, 38, denied wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella a hundred years after sending him rear on 92 and took one more wicket to surpass his previous best of 5-75 found in Galle in 2012.

The pace spearhead also became the oldest easy to have a five-for in the sub-continent, surpassing New Zealand great Richard Hadlee who achieved the feat at 37 years.

His 30th Test five-for also produces him much better than Australia speed great Glenn McGrath who has 29 to his brand in a illustrious career that ended in 2007.

Anderson, who exactly replaced Stuart Broad in the XI because of this Test, managed to get count seeing as he struck found in his first above of the day to send Angelo Mathews caught at the rear of for 110.

Anderson, who took his Check tally to 606 -- the most by an instant bowler -- returned figures of 6-40 to help bowl out Sri Lanka for 381.
Source: Thedailystar - Sports

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