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James Anderson Breaks Glenn Mcgrath's Record

James Anderson became the latest England paceman to make history at the oval on Tuesday by setting a new record for the most wickets taken by any fast bowler in test history.

After Fred Trueman became the first bowler to take 300 Test wickets, a then astounding figure, at the same ground in 1964, he was asked whether he thought anyone would ever break his record.

In the process, the 36-year-old Anderson, in his 143rd test, snapped the record he briefly shared with Australia's Glenn Mcgrath.

What Trueman could not have foreseen was the increase in the number of test nations and matches that would take place in the intervening years.

But nothing should detract from Lancashire paceman Anderson's endurance or skill.

He burst on the scene as a 20-year-old when, after just three one-day games for Lancashire, he was summoned to Australia for a one-day international series.