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James Anderson beats Ian Botham's Test wicket record

Fast bowler Jimmy Anderson has now taken more test match wickets than any other Englishman in history.

Anderson, 32, bowled out Dinesh Ramdin for 57 against the West Indies in Antigua for his 384th test wicket, overtaking Sir Ian Botham's 23-year-old record.

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Anderson equals Botham's England test wicket record

Jimmy Anderson celebrates his record-equalling strike Credit: PA

Fast bowler Jimmy Anderson joined Sir Ian Botham as England's lead wicket-taker in test matches today.

The veteran paceman claimed Marlon Samuels' scalp this afternoon, bringing him level with Botham, one of the most iconic British cricketing heroes, on 383 wickets.

Anderson, 32, is playing in his 100th test match against the West Indies in Antigua.

Anderson is now 14th in the all-time list, but he has some way to go to catch the most successful test bowler of all time, Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, who retired from test matches in 2010 on 800 wickets.

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