England pacer Stuart Broad became the seventh bowler in the history of Test cricket to reach the 500 Test wickets mark, as he trapped Kraigg Brathwaite of West Indies LBW in the ongoing third Test at Manchester.
Broad, who had picked 6/31 in the first innings of this match, had picked two more wickets in the second do before the end of third day’s play. With the fourth day washed out due to rain, Broad came out on the fifth morning with 499 wickets to his name in Tests.
The moment finally arrived on the third ball of the 14th over when he joined an elite list of bowlers with 500 or more wickets to their names.
He is now second only to James Anderson, who has 589 wickets to his name in Tests, as far as England cricket is concerned.
Broad had made his Test debut in 2007 at the age of 21 and before this Test match, had 491 wickets to his name in 139 Tests. He had made 3222 runs with one century and 12 fifties to his name.
Stuart Broad was dropped from the playing XI for the first Test but made a decent comeback in the second Test picking 6 wickets in total, as England drew level in the series. However, his current haul of nine wickets so far has put England closer to achieving the victory in the third Test and win the Wisden Trophy.
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