Stuart Broad surpasses Glenn McGrath, becomes second-most successful pacer in Test cricket | Cricket News

KENNINGTON (UK): England rhythm veteran Stuart Broad overtook Australian great Glenn McGrath on Sunday to become the second most successful point guard in the history of test cricket.
He accomplished the milestone in his team’s third and final test against South Africa in The Oval.
In South Africa’s second innings on day four of the match, Broad trapped the South African skipper Dean Elgar lbw for 36 in 22nd, getting his 564th wicket in Tests. Then he also fired Ryan Rickelton for eight years.

After that wicket, Broad is the second most successful pace bowler in the Tests with 565 wickets next to his bowling partner and compatriot, James Anderson, who has 666 wickets in the longer format.
With this, Broad also became the fifth most successful bowler in Test history. Now Broad has 565 wickets in 159 tests at an average of 27.81 and a save rate of 2.94. His best bowling figures in an inning are 8/15.
Above the pitcher are Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Australian spin great Shane Warne (708), James Anderson (666), Indian spin magician Anil Kumble (619).

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