Broad grabs 500th wicket as England defeat West Indies

Manchester, July 28

Stuart Broad grabbed his 500th Test wicket to set England on their method to a powerful 269-run win over West Indies within the third and last Test at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Broad joined an elite membership, ending with match figures of 10-67, because the West Indies have been bowled out for 129 runs in between a number of rain delays in Manchester.

England received the primary Test collection because the COVID-19 pandemic 2-1 and can nearly instantly go into one other three-match Test collection in opposition to Pakistan, beginning subsequent week.

West Indies have been at all times up in opposition to it after being set an inconceivable 399 to win and dropping the primary two wickets of their second innings to Broad on Sunday, and have been struggling at 10-2.

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Monday’s play was washed out however Broad didn’t take lengthy to proceed his heroics on Tuesday as he trapped Kraigg Brathwaite leg earlier than wicket for 19.

The 34-year-old Broad had taken the final 4 wickets of the West Indies’ first innings and the primary three of their second innings in a dominant efficiency capped by reaching the 500 wicket milestone – solely the seventh Test cricketer to take action.

Brathwaite was additionally the 500th Test sufferer of James Anderson at Lord’s three years in the past, serving up a novel double for England’s most profitable bowling duo.

Anderson opened the bowling with Broad on Tuesday however it was Chris Woakes who did essentially the most injury, ending with figures of 5-50.

He had Shai Hope caught for 31 by Broad after a wild swing which noticed the ball go straight up into the air and Shamarh Brooks adopted quickly after as he obtained an inside edge and was caught behind.

After lunch, Roston Chase was run out for seven by Dom Bess because the vacationers risked an pointless single and when captain Jason Holder was lbw to Woakes for 12, any suggestion of a resolute stand regarded over.

Woakes’ subsequent two victims have been additionally caught shuffling throughout the crease, with Shane Dowrich out for eight and Rahkeem Cornwall for 2.

Fittingly, it was Broad who secured victory as Jermaine Blackwood was caught behind for 23. Reuters

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