Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath record broken by Stuart Broad and James Anderson

The English duo made the history after tearing apart New Zealand.

James Anderson (L) and Stuart Broad (R) leave the field in New Zealand.
James Anderson (pictured left) and Stuart Broad (pictured) are now the teammates with the most wickets together in history having taken over Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath. (Getty Images)

English duo James Anderson and Stuart Broad have now taken the most Test wickets as teammates after overtaking two Aussie cricket legends. The pair have now taken 1,002 wickets together after Broad bowled Devon Crawley of New Zealand in the first Test match.

This saw them overtake legendary duo Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath on 1,001 wickets together as teammates. Behind the Aussie duo on the list is Sri Lankan pair Muttiah Muralidaran and Chaminda Vaas on 895 and West Indian duo Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose on 762.

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Anderson also became the seventh bowler to claim 250 wickets away from home in England's 267-run victory over New Zealand in the first Test match. The 40-year-old took four wickets in the second innings as New Zealand were rolled at home.

Anderson sits third in the all-time wicket taker list and continues to prove the difference with a swinging ball. And it was the duo that made the different against New Zealand as Stuart Broad ran through the Black Caps on Saturday evening.

Only Daryl Mitchell of the last five Black Caps batsmen offered real resistance as they slumped to 126 all out in their second innings at Mt Maunganui's Bay Oval. It was a first Test victory for England in New Zealand since 2008 and a 10th win in 11 matches since former Black Caps skipper Brendon "Baz" McCullum and Christchurch-born Ben Stokes took over as coach and captain.

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England captain Stokes was thrilled with the nation's first victory in New Zealand since 2008. Stokes once again praised England's attacking approach to Test cricket.

"Another great performance," said Stokes. "Very clinical with the bat and very clinical with the ball. One of the most pleasing things is that whatever New Zealand threw at us we managed to react to that and come out on a positive side. It was entertaining cricket and that's what we want to do."

Broad laboured in vain to get his 20th five-wicket haul in Tests and finished with figures of 4-49 but his partner James Anderson (4-18) led the mopping up of the tail.

England's strategy of batting aggressively during the day and doing their best to expose New Zealand's batting to the vagaries of the evening sessions paid huge dividends.

Stokes declared on 9-325 after England were sent in to bat on day one and although New Zealand responded with a first-innings tally of 306, the tourists always appeared to be in control.

After another "Bazball" onslaught at the start of day three, the England batsmen slowed the pace to extend the innings and ensure New Zealand's top order started their second knock under the floodlights.

Glenn McGrath (pictured left) and Shane Warne (pictured right) walk off the SCG.
England duo Stuart Broad and James Anderson took over legendary Australian bowlers Glenn McGrath (pictured left) and Shane Warne (pictured right) with the most wickets taken as teammates in Test cricket. (Photo by Gareth Copley - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

England's 374 gave them a healthy lead but they barely needed it as Broad bowled Devon Conway, Kane Williamson and Tom Latham through the gate in short order before returning to remove first innings centurion Tom Blundell in the same style.

New Zealand have lost or drawn their last five Test series and now need to win the second Test in Wellington, which will start on Friday, to save this series.

"Disappointing, but I think credit to England. They played it strategically very well," said Southee.

"We were on the receiving end of a couple of night periods that weren't obviously ideal."

with AAP

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