James Anderson accomplishes a world record feat in Manchester


During the second Test match between England and South Africa in Manchester, experienced fast bowler James Anderson of England made his 100th Test appearance at home.

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Anderson became the first player to play 100 Tests at home in the history of the format. In Manchester’s second Test match between England and South Africa, the seamer made history.

While 72 players have participated in more than 100 Test matches throughout their careers, no one has played in more than 100 home Tests. With 94 appearances in India, Sachin Tendulkar, the only player with 200 Test appearances, trails Anderson in the list.

Alastair Cook, a former teammate, is fifth with 89 home Tests, while Stuart Broad, another England teammate, is fourth on the list with 91 appearances.

PlayerTest debut yearCareer span (in years)
Test appearances at home
James Anderson 200319*100
Sachin Tendulkar 19902394
Ricky Ponting 19951792
Stuart Broad 20081491
Alastair Cook 20061289

With 174 Test outings, Anderson trails Tendulkar in overall appearances. The only other England players with more than 150 Test appearances are Cook and Broad.

With the wicket of Sarel Erwee in the fifth over, Anderson got off to a strong start in his 100th Test at home. The second Test of the series, which is a part of the ICC World Test Championship 2023, will be played at Old Trafford in Manchester, where the fast bowler has, incidentally, never taken a five-wicket haul.

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