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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.

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.

2 - It is only the second instance of four English batsmen dismissed on duck in an innings of a Test. English batsmen registered four ducks first time in their Test history at Ahmedabad earlier this year.

9 - Indian skipper Virat Kohli has now been dismissed for a duck nine times as a captain in Test cricket, which is a record among Indian Test captains. MS Dhoni recorded eight ducks in his Test captaincy career.

454 – English pacer James Anderson picked the wicket of iconic batsman Virat Kohli after a gap of 454 balls bowled to him in Test matches. The last time Anderson took the prized scalp of Kohli was in 2014 at Manchester when he dismissed him in both the innings of the Test.

5 - Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja completed the double of 2000 runs and 200 wickets in Test cricket in 53 games while batting in India’s first innings. He is the fifth-fastest player to complete the feat after Ian Botham (42 Tests), Kapil Dev (50 Tests), Imran Khan (50 Tests), Ravichandran Ashwin (51 Tests).

5 - Indian allrounder Ravindra Jadeja became the fifth Indian player to complete a double of 2000 runs and 200 wickets in Test cricket. Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin are the other four players to achieve the feat.

7 - Among southpaw all-rounders, Ravindra Jadeja is the seventh player to complete a double of 2000 runs and 200 wickets in Test cricket.

35 - Indian captain Virat Kohli lost 35 tosses in Test cricket which is the highest for any Indian captain. He overtook former skipper MS Dhoni, who lost 34 tosses in Test cricket.

2 - Indian openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma added 97 runs for the first wicket in the first innings of this test match, which is the second-highest partnership by an Indian opening pair in England since 1980. Opening pair of Wasim Jaffer and Dinesh Karthik take the first spot with their partnership of 147 runs at Nottingham in 2007.

India are playing England in a 5-Test series in England which will conclude with the last Test scheduled for September 10-14 at Old Trafford in Manchester. Read More: India vs England Test 2021 – England lead India by 19-11


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