Britain paceman James Anderson asserted his 30th Test five-wicket pull on day two of the second Test against Sri Lanka on Saturday.
Anderson, 38, denied wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella a century in the wake of sending him back on 92 and took one more wicket to outperform his past most awesome aspect 5-75 in Galle in 2012.
The speed initiate likewise turned into the most seasoned snappy to take a five-for in the sub-mainland, outperforming New Zealand incredible Richard Hadlee who accomplished the accomplishment at 37 years old.
His 30th Test five-for additionally improves him than Australia pace incredible Glenn McGrath who has 29 to his name in a distinguished lifetime that finished in 2007.
Anderson, who supplanted Stuart Broad in the XI for this Test, made the most of it as he struck in his first over of the day to send Angelo Mathews got behind for 110.
Anderson, who stepped through his Exam count to 606 – the most by a brisk bowler – returned figures of 6-40 to help bowl out Sri Lanka for 381.