Bowler James Anderson has become England’s all-time leading wicket-taker in Test cricket.

The 32-year-old Lancashire paceman usurped Sir Ian Botham after he had Denesh Ramdin caught by captain Alastair Cook for his 384th Test wicket.

The West Indies eventually held on, thanks to a Jason Holder century to earn a draw in Antigua, but when Anderson snared the Windies captain, the hosts were 294 for seven.

It was a proud moment for Anderson but surprisingly breaking the record was not at the forefront of his mind.

“My immediate emotion was we were back in the game we opened up an end,” he told Sky Sports.

“I am hugely proud. It is great to have my family here and taking over from an English legend is a proud moment.

“It (the record) has not been a target. I love taking wickets, I love playing for England, it is a dream come true to play for England let alone for 100 Tests.”

And the future?

“To keep my place in the side,” he added. “There’s a lot of hard work to come. I am confident I am able to carry on for a few more years.”

Botham, who is in Antigua for the Test, stood up to applaud Anderson after he smashed his record which stood for 23 years…see more

source: skynews