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India vs England 1st Test, 2021 - Anderson surpasses Kumble, 3rd on wicket-takers list

1 - English seamer James Anderson became the first bowler to dismiss Virat Kohli for multiple ducks in international cricket.

India vs England 1st Test 2021 Records Broken: James Anderson breaks Anil Kumble's 619 test wickets record. Ind vs Eng 1st Test, Anderson tool 4 wickets for 54.
James Anderson breaks Anil Kumble's record (Image Source: ©Wisden)

619 - With the wicket of Indian skipper Virat Kohli in the first innings of the India-England first Test, English seamer James Anderson equalled the record of Indian spinner Anil Kumble who bagged 619 wickets. Anderson took 163 Tests to get 619 wickets while Kumble snapped 619 wickets in 132 Tests.

Only Sri Lankan spin wizard Muthiah Muralitharan (800) and Australian leg spinner Shane Warne (708) have picked more wickets than Anderson and Kumble. On the third day of the Test, Anderson broke the record of Kumble by taking the wicket of KL Rahul. Anderson has now reached 621 wickets at the end of the third day of the Test.

It is noteworthy that James Anderson has taken 391 wickets in 92 Tests at home as compared to 230 wickets in 71 matches abroad.

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183 – England recorded their lowest total of 183 against India at home in the first innings of this Test. Their previous lowest at home against India was 198, also at this ground in 2007.

5 - 183 is the fifth-lowest total of England in the first innings of a home Test series involving more than one match. Englishmen recorded the lowest total of them (95 runs) against Australia way back in 1884. It must be noted here that they got bowled out for 85 in the first innings of the Only Test played against Ireland at Lord’s in July 2019.

4 - It is the fourth instance of Indian seamers taking all ten wickets of England in England in a Test innings.

7 - India dismissed England under 200 seven times this year, which is a Test record for the Indian team against any opponent in a calendar year. 95 - India took a lead of 95 runs in the first innings of this Test match which is the second-highest lead taken by India in England while batting second. The record is a mammoth lead of 283 runs which was taken by India at the same venue in 2007 while batting second.

35 - English skipper Joe Root top-scored 35 times for England in Test matches which is a record for England. He surpassed the record of former captain Graham Gooch who top-scored 34 times for his nation.

1 - English skipper Joe Root became the highest run-scorer for England in international cricket across formats during the first innings. He has now piled up 15,780 runs in international cricket to break the record of former opener Alastair Cook who amassed 15,737 runs across formats.

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