James Anderson achieves a rare World Record in Test cricket, beating Sachin Tendulkar

James Anderson achieves a rare World Record in Test cricket, beating Sachin Tendulkar

The second Test match between England and South Africa is underway at the Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. After winning the toss, South Africa chose to bat first. England announced their playing XI a day prior to the match. However, the home team will look to bounce back in the series.

England faced a humiliating defeat in the first game by an innings and 12 runs inside three days. So they must win the second game to stay alive in the series. England have recalled Ollie Robinson to support the veteran duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad in the second match.

The veteran English pacer, Anderson, who is playing in the 174th Test match of his career, has achieved a remarkable feat and became the first player to do so in the history of Test cricket. The pacer made his 100th Test appearance on home soil at Manchester.

In doing so, Anderson became the first player to appear in the 100th home test in history. A total of 72 players have played over 100 Test matches in this format, but prior to him, none of the other players have done this.

Notably, Indian legendary batsman, Sachin Tendulkar, who has played the most red-ball games, couldn't also do this. Sachin has played 200 matches in his career, out of which 94 were at home, and he is second on the list after Anderson.

Out of five, three players are from England. Another veteran English pacer, Stuart Broad, has played 91 Tests at home and is in fourth place, while former England skipper Alastair Cook is fifth in the list with 89 appearances at home. Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting is in third after Tendulkar with 92 home test matches.

Anderson has played the second most matches and is behind Tendulkar, while Broad and Cook are the other two English players with more than 150 test matches in their careers. In addition, Anderson has also picked up the wicket of South African opener, Sarel Erwee (3), in the ongoing match to make his 100th home test memorable.

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