James Anderson
Anderson holds the ball up after claiming his 500th Test wicket.Reuters

James Anderson surpassed Glenn McGrath to become the most successful fast bowler in test cricket with 564 wickets. The English fast bowler is fourth on the all-time list of bowlers with most wickets, behind spinners Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble.

Anderson achieved this feat in the fifth and final test of India's tour of England after dismissing Mohammed Shami on the final day of the test match and the final wicket of the series.

The right-arm bowler put England firmly in the driver's seat with two quick wickets on the fourth day, dismissing Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara in his second over of the innings.

The 36-year-old's 564 wickets have come in 143 matches, and he has an average of 26.87. One of the greats of the modern game, Anderson is one of the most difficult bowlers to face, with his away swingers a lethal weapon.

The next person on the all-time list is retired Indian spinner Anil Kumble, who picked up 619 wickets. Anderson has dismissed 109 Indian batsmen, while the Aussies have fallen to his bowling on 104 occasions.

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