Stuart Broad becomes just seventh bowler to reach 500 Test wickets as England thump West Indies by 269 runs

STUART BROAD grew to become just the seventh bowler to reach 500 Test wickets as England thumped West Indies by 269 runs within the Third Test.

The England legend, 34, continued his red-hot vein of kind on Tuesday as he eliminated West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite to take his 500th scalp.

Stuart Broad is the seventh bowler to reach 500 Test wickets

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Stuart Broad is the seventh bowler to reach 500 Test wickets
Stuart Broad took his 500th Test wicket against the West Indies

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Stuart Broad took his 500th Test wicket towards the West IndiesCredit score: AP:Related Press
Broad celebrated his 500th wicket in style after dismissing Kraigg Brathwaite

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Broad celebrated his 500th wicket in model after dismissing Kraigg BrathwaiteCredit score: AP:Related Press

He now joins the likes of James Anderson, Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan within the 500 Membership.

Broad was dropped for the First Test defeat towards the Windies – and was vocal in his frustration.

Since returning, the England fast was on hearth, taking six wickets throughout two important spells of just about unplayable bowling within the Second Test win.

Broad then took TEN wickets within the Third Test, the primary time he is managed that since 2013 as England wrapped up a complete victory.

Fittingly, Broad took the ultimate wicket of Jermaine Blackwood to take his ten-wicket haul and clinch the win.

His six wickets within the West Indies’ first innings set England up beautifully – and he took two late on day three to all however hand his facet victory earlier than getting the primary and final on day 5.

After the win, Broad stated: “[Getting 500 wickets] feels superb.

“It’s a shame that my friends and family can’t be here to give a little wave to but it was great to have my dad here.

“It was particular to get 500 and nice to have one member of the family right here.

“Once we toured New Zealand and I bought 400, Richard Hadlee wrote in a e book ‘go get 500’ but it surely felt a great distance away.

“It feels great to do it when contributing to a win.”

Broad held up the ball in celebration after becoming just the seventh person to take 500 Test wicket

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Broad held up the ball in celebration after changing into just the seventh individual to take 500 Test wicketCredit score: AFP or licensors
James Anderson reckons Stuart Broad will one day overtake his wicket tally

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James Anderson reckons Stuart Broad will someday overtake his wicket tallyCredit score: AFP or licensors

As play resumed on day 5, following Monday’s washout, Broad rapped Brathwaite on the pads – with the opener plumb lbw.

Brathwaite now holds the undesirable honour of being each Anderson AND Broad’s 500th Test wicket.

Broad’s milestone got here up in just his 140th match – as he was watched by dad – and former England batsman, Chris – within the stands.

And he’ll now have Courtney Walsh (519) and Glenn McGrath (563) in his sights.

Anderson, 39, continues to be going robust on 589 wickets, as he chases his very personal milestone of 600.

He would grow to be the first-ever tempo bowler to reach that tally, already the main wicket taker amongst the quicks in historical past.

Solely spin legends Muralitharan (800), Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619) have extra wickets than Anderson.

Stuart Broad's 8-15 against Australia in 2015 will go down in history

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Stuart Broad’s 8-15 towards Australia in 2015 will go down in historical pastCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Stuart Broad has won four Ashes series during his illustrious career so far

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Stuart Broad has gained 4 Ashes sequence throughout his illustrious profession to dateCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation

Broad has 17 five-fers throughout his profession, together with his 6-31 within the first innings at Previous Trafford over the weekend.

His career-best figures stay his astonishing spell of 8-15 towards Australia, with the previous enemy bowled out for 60 at Trent Bridge – his dwelling floor – in 2015.

Broad has taken two Test hat-tricks throughout his profession – one towards India in 2011 and one other towards Sri Lanka in 2014.

Apparently, Broad has hardly ever been in a position to select his personal finish, with Anderson so typically given first decide, making his 500-tally all of the extra spectacular.

Anderson now believes Broad may surpass his whole wickets tally earlier than he retires.

The Burnley Lara stated: “Stuart is an absolute credit score to himself for the work he is put in the previous couple of years.

“He’s unbelievable to watch and an actual inspiration, not just for the youthful members however for me too.

“There is a good likelihood he’ll take extra wickets greater than me – why cannot he play as lengthy as me?

“He’s in good shape and he leads the attack brilliantly and can take as many wickets as he wants.”

Elsewhere, Michael Vaughan – who gave Broad his first Test cap in 2007 – added: “He is an important, not just of English cricket, however of the sport.

“He’s got 500 wickets, maybe will get to 600 and he has been involved in so many Ashes series wins (four).”

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STUART BROAD grew to become just the seventh bowler to reach 500 Test wickets as England thumped West Indies by 269 runs within the Third Test.

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