KENNINGTON (UK): Veteran England pacemaker Stuart Broad equaled Australian great Glenn McGrath on Saturday to become the second-highest wicket-maker in Test cricket history.
Broad accomplished the milestone in his side’s third and final Test against South Africa at The Oval in Kennington.
In the match, the bowler took wickets from Ryan Rickelton (11), Khaya Zondo (23), Keshav Maharaj (18) and Anrich Nortje (7).
Broad finished with numbers of 4/41 in 12.2 overs with a 3.32 save rate.
He is now the sixth most successful bowler in the history of Test cricket, having taken 563 wickets in 159 Tests with an average of 27.84 and a save rate of 2.94. His best bowling figures in an inning are 8/15.
On the other hand, McGrath took 563 wickets in 124 Tests. These counters achieved an average of 21.64 and a savings rate of 2.49. His best bowling numbers are 8/24.
Meanwhile, it is England’s James Anderson who is the most successful pacer in the game’s longer format. He took 665 wickets in 175 Tests at an average of 26.24 and a save rate of 2 .79. His best bowling numbers are 7/42.
The most successful bowlers in Test Cricket are – Sri Lankan spin great Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Australian spin magician Shane Warne (708), Anderson (665), Indian spin legend Anil Kumble (619) and McGrath (563).



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