Stuart Broad surpasses Glenn McGrath to become second highest wicket-taker among pacers in Tests
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England pace veteran Stuart Broad on 11 September went past Australian great Glenn McGrath to become the second-most successful pacer in history of Test cricket.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- He achieved this feat during the third and final Test against South Africa playing for England at The Oval.
Broad took his 564th Test wicket by dismissing South African captain Dean Elgar lbw for 36.
After taking this wicket, Broad has become the second most successful fast bowler in Tests, with his compatriot James Anderson taking the first spot with 666 wickets in this format.
Broad has now 565 wickets in 159 Tests at an average of 27.81 and economy rate of 2.94. His best bowling figures in an innings are 8/15.
Broad became the fifth-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket behind Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (708), James Anderson (666), and Anil Kumble (619).
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