Stats: James Anderson achieves personal landmarks during the Bridgetown Test
All the major numbers and records that Anderson recorded during the Bridgetown Test.
Updated - Jan 26, 2019 10:54 am
James Anderson came into the Windies series with only one wicket to his name across the two Test matches he played in Sri Lanka last year. However, England’s bowling spearhead began the series with a five-wicket haul to keep the hosts down to 289 in the first innings. He dismissed the big names in the Windies line-up but could not replicate it in the second innings where he failed to pick up a wicket despite bowling 18 overs.
All the major numbers and records that Anderson recorded during the Bridgetown Test:
6 – Anderson’s five-fer in the first innings was only his 6th five-wicket haul in Test cricket away from home. Two of those hauls have been recorded in the Caribbean Islands. The West Indies is only away country where Anderson has more than one Test five-fer.
14 – James Anderson became the first England player and the 14th in overall to bag 200 wickets in Test cricket while playing away from home. He completed the milestone by dismissing Jason Holder in the first innings. Stuart Broad finds the second spot among England bowlers with 158 away wickets. (The list excludes Yasir Shah as Pakistan’s home matches are hosted by UAE only.)
18 – Number of wicketless overs that Anderson has bowled during the second innings of this Barbados Test. This is only the 8th instance for Anderson where he bowled 18 or more overs in a Test inning without picking up a wicket. This is the 2nd such instance for him in the last six months as he bowled exactly 18 overs during India’s first innings of the Southampton Test last year.
27 – The five-wicket haul in the first innings was Anderson’s 27th in whites. He equalled Ian Botham in the list of most 5-wicket hauls in Tests for England. Only six players in overall have claimed more five-fers in Test cricket than Anderson.
63 – Number of Test matches that Anderson needed for completing 200 wickets in the longer format away from home. He is easily the slowest to the feat among the 14 players with this milestone.
Previous slowest was Kapil Dev who needed 58 Test matches. Anderson bowled in 113 innings away from home for his 200th Test wicket. Only Courtney Walsh (104 innings) bowled more often for 100+ innings and lower-order.
77 – Number of wickets for James Anderson in Tests against the Windies; the most by any England bowler in the Wisden Trophy. With his five-fer, Anderson went past John Snow’s tally of 72 wickets in Wisden Trophy. (The Wisden Trophy represents the Tests between England and Windies since 1963).
103 – Anderson now has picked up 103 Test wickets under Joe Root’s captaincy from 24 Tests. He picked up 191 and 168 wickets respectively when Alastair Cook and Michael Vaughan were at the helm. Anderson averages 19.79 with the ball in Tests under Root; his best bowling average in Test cricket under any captain.
302 – Number of wickets Anderson has bagged in Test cricket after turning 30. The wicket of Holder in the first innings is also his 300th Test wicket since he was 30-year-old. He is one of the six players to pick 300 Test wickets after turning 30. Among pace bowlers, only Anderson and Courtney Walsh (341) have picked over 300 Test wickets from 30th birthday.