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Published 30/05/2015

James Anderson reached a milestone on day one at Headingley
James Anderson reached a milestone on day one at Headingley

James Anderson became the first Englishman to take 400 Test wickets on day one at Headingley but a defiant century stand from Tom Latham and debutant Luke Ronchi ensured New Zealand remained firmly in the contest.

The second Investec Test got off to a frustrating start as the morning session was washed out, but Anderson belatedly got the juices flowing when Martin Guptill became his landmark victim in the third over.

Having already usurped Sir Ian Botham to become England's leading Test wicket-taker in Antigua last month, Anderson has now entered even more rarefied company, becoming just the 12th bowler in history, and eighth seamer, to reach the milestone.

He moved to 401 as Kane Williamson fell to make it two for two but the Black Caps reached stumps on a respectable 297 for eight, Latham carving out a two-paced 84 and Ronchi adding a rapid-fire 88 in just 70 deliveries.

The fifth-wicket pair put on 120 before Stuart Broad accounted for both.

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