Anderson breaks record for most Test wickets by a fast bowler

London: England’s James Anderson broke the record for the most Test wickets by a fast bowler on Tuesday, claiming his 564th scalp to overtake Australia great Glenn McGrath.

The veteran seamer, 36, went past McGrath with his third wicket of India’s second innings in the fifth Test at the Oval.

Anderson knocked out Mohammed Shami’s middle stump as the tourists were bowled out for 345.

England won the match by 118 runs and the series 4-1.

Retired spin bowlers occupy the top three places on the overall list of Test wicket-takers — Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan took 800 wickets, ahead of Australia’s Shane Warne (708) and India’s Anil Kumble (619).