James Anderson becomes the first bowler to play 150 Tests

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England pacer James Anderson has created history against South Africa in the first Test at Centurion as he became the first bowler to play 150 matches in the longest format of the game.

The 37-year-old also became the 9th cricketer overall to play 150 Tests and is second on the list of Test caps for England, behind Alastair Cook (161).

He also holds the record of taking the most number of wickets as a fast bowler. He has taken an astonishing 575 wickets at an average of 26.4.

He made his debut in Test against Zimbabwe at Lord’s on May 22, 2003. He received his 150th Test cap from former England captain Naseer Hussain.

Earlier today, Anderson removed South Africa’s Dean Elgar on the very first delivery of the match, becoming the fourth English bowler to do so. England are on a visit to South Africa where they will play 4 Tests, 3 ODIs and 3 T20s.

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