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James Anderson delighted with ODI record

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James Anderson has expressed his delight after he broke Darren Gough's record for the highest England wicket taker in One Day Internationals.

Anderson took three wickets for 30 runs on Saturday as England beat Australia in their ICC Champions Trophy opener by 48 runs.

The three wickets took Anderson's total to 237 in 170 matches, three ahead of Gough who played 11 games fewer.

Anderson told BBC Sport: "It was a very special moment breaking a record like that.

"And beating someone like Darren Gough, who was a hero of mine growing up, makes it more special."

Anderson made his England ODI debut in 2002 and his first wicket was that of Adam Gilchrist in the same match in Melbourne and is now seen as the spear head of England's bowling attack.

He recently equalled Fred Trueman's Test wicket haul with 307 and lies behind only Ian Botham and Bob Willis in the England all-time list.

The 30-year-old dismissed Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade and Mitchell Starc to help England to a 48 run win. They face Sri Lanka in their next game at the Oval on Thursday.


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