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.


  • 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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