James Anderson takes 1000-first class wickets

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James Anderson (Image: Screengrab from video)
James Anderson (Image: Screengrab from video)

New Delhi : James Anderson reached his career milestone as he took his 1000th first-class cricket wicket; he said that the feeling was "very-very special".

He reached the milestone during a vintage afternoon's work on day two of Lancashire's County Championship match against Kent at Emirates Old Trafford.

During the start of the game, Anderson had 995 wickets and with his five-wicket haul on the first day, he reached the milestone.

Kent middle-order batter Heino Kuhn was the man to go as Anderson reached the 1000 mark, edging a trademark outswinger through to the keeper to cue the celebrations.

Check out the moment below:

"It feels great," Anderson said at the close. "I have been getting ribbed from the lads upstairs because I genuinely didn't know how many wickets I'd taken. At first I thought they were going a bit over the top for a five-for but to see the reaction from the lads was really special and then to get to chew the fat with them after the day was really nice.

"I have been doing loads of work in the nets and all I was thinking about today was grooving my action and working on some stuff - I wanted to make sure I bowled well and got into that rhythm. Luckily it came off today."

"To get 1000 wickets is becoming harder with the amount of cricket that is played across the world and it is getting less and less likely that it will happen again. I could potentially be the last person to do it which just adds to the feeling of it being very, very special."