Days after becoming the 2nd bowling pair to take 1000 wickets, James Anderson and Stuart Broad have scripted history, as they surpassed Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne’s record of most wickets by a pair in Test cricket.
Before the first Test between England and New Zealand, the Australian pair of Warne and McGrath were the only ones to have over 1000 wickets, 1001 to be precise. However, with four wickets for Anderson and Broad in the first innings, they took their tally to 1001.
In the latest development, action on day 3 is underway at the Bay Oval, where Broad took four wickets in the final innings of the match and took his and Anderson’s combined wicket tally to 1005. The pair surpassed the Australian duo to become the most successful and prolific bowling pair in Test history.
Anderson and Broad achieved the feat in the 133 Tests they played together, while McGrath and Warner took 29 fewer innings. Here is the list of most Test wickets as teammates.
1005* – James Anderson and Stuart Broad
1001 – Shane Warner and Glenn McGrath
895- Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas
762 – Courtney Walsh and Curtley Ambrose