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

KENNINGTON (UK): England pace veteran Stuart Broad on Sunday went past Australian great Glenn McGrath to become the second-most successful pacer in history of Test cricket.
He accomplished this landmark during his side’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 South African skipper Dean Elgar lbw for 36 in the 22nd over, getting his 564th wicket in Tests. Then he also went on to dismiss Ryan Rickelton for eight.

After this wicket, Broad is the second-most successful pace bowler in Tests with 565 wickets next to his bowling partner and compatriot, James Anderson, who has 666 wickets in the longer format.
With this, Broad has also become the fifth-most successful bowler in Test history. Now Broad has 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.
Above the bowler are Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan (800), late Aussie spin great Shane Warne (708), James Anderson (666), Indian spin wizard Anil Kumble (619).

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