Stuart Broad is just one wicket away of achieving his much-awaited 500th Wicket Mark in his Test Cricket Career.
Rory Burns heaped praise on Stuart Broad’s “ridiculous achievement” as the England paceman is close to his 500th Wicket count in test cricket after defeating the West Indies at Old Trafford. Broad achieved this feat by initiating a perfect attack on the visitors by grabbing six wickets that helped him to achieve 499 wickets in Test Cricket. This also means that England are well prepared to achieve a victory in the deciding match of the three match test series as the score is 1-1.
“It’s a pretty ridiculous achievement to get to 500 (Test wickets),” said opening batsman Burns, with Broad on the verge of becoming seventh bowler & the only fourth seamer after England new ball partner James Anderson, Glenn McGrath & Courtney Walsh to achieve the feat. “I’ll be standing at gully and hopefully I’m going to catch it if he gets a nick. “Burns added: “It’s a nice place to be when his tail is up and he’s bowling like this.” “You feel every ball is going to come to you. We’ll be standing there waiting to catch it”.
Broad’s outstanding haul of 6-31 in just 14 overs helped England to bowl out West Indies for just 197 runs in reply to England’s first-innings of 369 runs that involves his smashing 62 runs. At wicket on 3rd day the West Indies were 10-2 after chasing a huge target of 399 following England’s second innings of 266-2.
Rory Burns made much important 90 runs & shared a partnership of 114 with Dom Sibley who made 56 runs which marks England’s first opening century partnership in home test series since the last made by Alastair Cook & Alex Hales who scored 126 runs against Pakistan at Edgbaston in 2016.
Stuart Broad has succeeded in proving all the criticisms against him ‘invalid’ by grabbing six wickets in second test match & making an exemplary comeback in the ongoing Test Series against West Indies.