James Anderson breaks McGrath’s record


England’s pace spearhead James Anderson broke the long standing record of Australian great Glenn McGrath during the second Test match at Old Trafford by becoming the most prolific wicket taker in home conditions.

James Anderson who missed the first Test match at Lord’s due to an injury took four wickets in the match at Manchester and in doing so he went past McGrath’s record of 289 dismissals on home soil.

Glenn McGrath retired from Tests in January 2007 with a total of 563 wickets from 124 matches and played 66 Tests at home which is one less than James Anderson. The English pacer remains a long way behind Muthiah Muralidaran’s overall record of 493 wickets at home, with fellow spinners Anil Kumble (350) and Shane Warne (319) also ahead of Anderson.