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Tuesday Jul 28 2020
By
AFP

England's Broad completes 500 wickets in Test cricket

By
AFP
England's Stuart Broad celebrates the wicket of West Indies' Roston Chase. — Reuters

MANCHESTER: England's Stuart Broad took his 500th Test wicket when he dismissed the West Indies' Kraigg Brathwaite lbw at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old paceman became just the seventh bowler to reach the landmark, and only the second Englishman.

The only bowlers with more than 600 Test wickets are a trio of former spinners — Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Australian Shane Warne (708) and India's Anil Kumble (619).

The only seamers ahead of Broad are his long-time England new-ball colleague James Anderson (589 wickets) and Australia's Glenn McGrath (563) and the West Indies' Courtney Walsh (519), both of whom are retired.