Stuart Broad sealed his place in one in every of cricket’s most unique golf equipment, choosing up his 500th Check wicket on the ultimate morning of England’s collection decider towards the West Indies.
Simply six different gamers have ever achieved that feat, together with Broad’s long-time associate James Anderson.
The pair have shared a lot over time and their enduring hyperlink prolonged to the id of Broad’s landmark sufferer – opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite, who had additionally been Anderson’s 500th scalp again in 2017.
After two successive nights caught on 499 wickets, a wait prolonged by Monday’s washout at Emirates Outdated Trafford, Broad endured one other temporary rain delay on day 5.
The groups have been compelled off after 25 minutes and 25 runs scored however the temporary delay didn’t derail the 34-year-old seamer, who struck with the third ball of his fourth over.
Having risked a few boundaries together with his aggressive line, he went full and straight at Brathwaite and landed one of many clearest lbw appeals conceivable.
The umpire’s finger went up instantly and there was by no means any prospect of a DRS evaluate delaying Broad’s celebrations. He was mobbed by his team-mates and finally held the ball aloft to mark the second, albeit in entrance of the customary empty stands on this bio-secure Check collection.
That left the vacationers 45 for 3, with England properly on the best way to sealing a 2-1 collection win.