England’s pace bowling duo James Anderson and Stuart Broad have created history by claiming the most test wickets as teammates. The pair surpassed Australian greats, Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath.
Warne and McGrath had picked 1001 wickets together from 104 matches. Warne, who died on March 2004, had 708 wickets to his name, second most by any bowler, whereas McGrath racked up 563 wickets.
The pair overtook their Australian rivals when Broad clean-bowled Devon Conway early in the final session of the ongoing first Test between England and New Zealand in Mount Maunganui. It was a record-breaking 1002nd Test scalp as teammates for Broad and Anderson, as the pair overtook the long-standing record in the 133rd match. Broad then knocked out Latham, Williamson and Blundell after achieving the feat as the home side finished 63/5 at the end of day three, chasing a huge total of 394.
James Anderson is the most successful pace bowler in the history of test cricket, having picked up 678 wickets, followed by his fellow Stuart Broad with 567 wickets. Anderson played his debut match against Zimbabwe in 2003, while his record-breaking partner’s debut came three years later against Srilanka.
Most Test wickets as teammates:
1002* – James Anderson and Stuart Broad (ongoing)
1001 – Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath
895 – Muttiah Muralidaran and Chaminda Vaas
762 – Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose