Nagpur, Dec 14: England's James Anderson surpasses Muttaiah Muralitharan's record to became the most successful bowler against master blaster Sachin Tendulkar having dismissed him on nine occasions in Tests.
Anderson claimed his 'bunny' Tendulkar for the ninth time in Tests, second in the series after Kolkata.
According to stats, eight bowlers have dismissed Tendulkar five times or more in Tests while James Anderson tops the list having claimed the batting maestro's wicket on eight occasions among fast bowlers. The legendary spinner Muttaiah Muralitharan has dismissed Sachin Tendulkar on 8 occasions.
Glenn McGrath (6), Jason Gillespie (5), Brett Lee (5), Allan Donald (5), the late Hansie Cronje (5) have claimed the batting maestro's wicket on five occasions.
A very low delivery from James Anderson did the trick, as Tendulkar's stumps were rattled while he was on 2. Having claimed the legendary cricketer's wicket, Anderson became the most successful bowler against Tendulkar as he has claimed his wicket on 9 occasions in Tests.
Anderson's wickets on 9 occasions
19 March 2006, Mumbai (caught by wicket-keeper for 1)
20 July 2007, Lord's (given out lbw for 37)
10 Aug 2007, The Oval (caught at slips while Tendulkar was on 82)
12 Aug 2007, The Oval (bowled for 2)
22 Dec 2008, Mohali (caught at gully for 5)
25 July 2011, Lord's (given out lbw for 12)
29 July 2011, Trent Bridge (given out lbw for 56)
5 Dec 2012, Kolkata (held by Matt Prior for 76)
14 Dec 2012, Nagpur (bowled for 2)