His record came in the fifth over of the second Test against New Zealand. After a wet and miserable start, James Anderson bowled an out-swinger which was edged by Martin Guptill to second slip and he become Andreson's 400 Test victim.

Sir Ian Botham with the 383 wickets in 102 Tests is at the second spot in England. He passed Botham as England's all-time leading wicket-taker in April.

Anderson is the eighth fast bowler and the 12th overall to become a member of the elite 400 club.

Here is a list of bowlers who have got 400 or more wickets in Test cricket.


1. Muttiah Miralidharan (Sri Lanka) 800 wickets in 133 matches, Best figures 9/51.
2. Shane Warne (Australia) 708 wickets in 145 matches, Best figures 8/71.
3. Anil Kumble (India) 619 wickets in 132 matches, Best figures 10/74.
4. Glenn McGrath (Australia) 563 wickets in 124 matches, Best figures 8/24.
5. Courtney Walsh (West Indies) 519 wickets in 132 matches, Best figures 7/37.
6. Kapil Dev (India) 434 wickets in 131 matches, Best figures 9/83.
7. Sir Richard Hadlee (New Zealand) 431 wickets in 86 matches, Best figures 9/52.
8. Shaun Pollock (South Africa) 421 wickets in 108 matches, Best figures 7/87.
9. Wasim Akram (Pakistan) 414 matches in 104 matches, Best figures 7/119.
10. Harbhajan Singh (India) 413 wickets in 101 matches, Best figures 8/84.
11. Curtley Ambrose (West Indies) 405 wickets in 98 matches, Best figures 8/45.
12. James Anderson (England) 401 wickets in 104* matches, Best figures 7/43.

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