WATCH: James Anderson completes 1000 wickets in first-class cricket with his iconic out-swinger

The Lancashire pacer had mind-blowing figures of 7/19 after 10 overs, which included 5 maidens.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 5 July 2021 9:17 pm

England pacer James Anderson entered the history books on Monday as he took his 1000th first-class wicket. The 38-year-old achieved the feat with one of the best new-ball spells in the history of County Championship. As Kent won the toss and opted to bat first, Anderson weaved his magic as he bamboozled the opposition with his swing bowling in Manchester.

Anderson takes his 51st five-wicket haul in first-class cricket

The Lancashire fast-bowler was at his absolute best as he dismissed Zak Crawley, Jordan Cox, Oliver Robinson and Jack Leaning in quick succession as the score read 17/4 in 10.3 overs. With 999 wickets, Anderson was on his way to complete a brilliant five-wicket haul and a record-breaking 1000th wicket.

The fans did not have to wait for much long as Anderson outfoxed Heino Kuhn with his iconic out-swinger in his 7th over. As the ball took an edge and went into the gloves of Dane Vilas, history was created as the England pacer became only the 14th player to reach 1,000 first-class wickets this century.

Watch the historic moment here:

It was undoubtedly one of the most lethal opening spells as he had mind-blowing figures of 7/19 after 10 overs, which included 5 maidens. With the way Anderson is bowling right now in Manchester, it won't be surprising if he adds a few more to his impressive tally by the end of this match.