ENG vs SA: Milestone for Stuart Broad as he surpasses Glenn McGrath

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ENG vs SA: Milestone for Stuart Broad as he surpasses Glenn McGrath
ENG vs SA: Milestone for Stuart Broad as he surpasses Glenn McGrath

ENG vs SA: Milestone for Stuart Broad as he surpasses Glenn McGrath

ENG vs SA: Stuart Broad has surpassed Glenn McGrath as the pacer with the second most wickets in Test cricket history.

Dean Elgar, the captain of South Africa, was removed by Stuart Broad on day four of the third Test at The Oval after being caught lbw for 36. With the victory, Broad became the second-highest wicket-taker among pacers in Test cricket history, passing Glenn McGrath with his 564th Test victory. He is currently in last place behind his partner James Anderson, a pacer with 666 career wickets.

Overall, Broad became the fifth highest wicket-taker in Test cricket, trailing Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (708), James Anderson (666) and Anil Kumble (619).

ENG vs SA: Milestone for Stuart Broad as he surpasses Glenn McGrath
ENG vs SA: Milestone for Stuart Broad as he surpasses Glenn McGrath

With the match evenly poised, his wicket was significant in the context of the game. When South Africa bowled the hosts out for 158. They had a lead of 40 runs after England had first held the visitors to 118.

Elgar’s removal was important since the captain appeared to be comfortable at the crease with the score on 36 and on track for a strong innings.

Ryan Rickleton, who was taken out by Broad after another lbw dismissal, became his 565th victim.

Leading wicket-takers in Test cricket

Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) 800
Shane Warne (Australia) 708
James Anderson (England) 666*
Anil Kumble (India) 619
Stuart Broad (England 565*
(*) – Currently playing a Test match