Christchurch: England fast bowler James Anderson has broken another record after recording the most number of deliveries in Test cricket history by a pace bowler, 30,020. Midway through the final day of the second Test against New Zealand in Christchurch, he overtook the previous record of 30,019 held by West Indies great Courtney Walsh who retired in 2001.
During his career, Walsh took 519 wickets at 24.44 while Anderson has 531 dismissals at 27.34. Anderson is now fourth on the list of players to have bowled the most deliveries in Test cricket with the top three all spinners, headed by Sri Lanka´s Muttiah Muralitharan with 44,039, Anil Kumble with 408,50 at number two while Shane Warne with his 407,05 deliveries has the third spot. In 2015, Anderson became England’s leading Test wicket-taker. Last year, against West Indies, he took his 500th Test wicket. England won the five-match ODI series 3-2 against New Zeland and lost the two-match Test series 1-0.