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Ashes 2019: Stuart Broad Becomes The Slowest Bowler To Complete 450 Test Wickets 

Ashes 2019: Stuart Broad Becomes The Slowest Bowler To Complete 450 Test Wickets
Stuart Broad (Image Credit: Google)

On Saturday (3rd August), England pacer Stuart Broad became the seventh bowler to claim 450 Test wickets. However, the 33-year-old right-arm pacer is the slowest bowler to achieve this feat.

England and Australia are currently busy in the Ashes 2019 that has begun on this Thursday (1st August). In the ongoing Edgbaston (Birmingham) Test, Stuart Broad reached his 450 Test wickets figure in the very early of Australia’s second innings.

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The English pacer Stuart Broad (444 wickets) was six wickets away when he started his ongoing 128th Test. In the first innings of this Test, Broad bowled impressively as he claimed his 17th five-wicket haul in Test career. He had the bowling figures of 22.4-4-86-5. At the end of that innings, Broad was just one wicket away to complete 450 Test wickets.

Stuart Broad, 450 Test wickets
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Broad finally achieved the incredible 450 Test wickets figure on Saturday during Australia’s second innings. In the third over of that innings, Broad dismissed the Aussie opener David Warner and completed his 450 Test wickets. Warner was caught behind by the English wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow after scoring just eight runs.

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Achieving this feat in 128 Tests, Stuart Broad became the slowest bowler to complete 450 Test wickets. Former West Indies pacer Courtney Walsh was the previous slowest bowler in this list who achieved this feat in 118 Tests.

Stuart Broad, 450 Test wickets
Courtney Walsh (Image Credit: Google)

Slowest bowlers to claim 450 Test wickets

Player (Team) No. of Test matches to complete 450 Test wickets
Stuart Broad (England) 128
Courtney Walsh (West Indies) 118
James Anderson (England) 115
Shane Warne (Australia) 101
Glenn McGrath (Australia) 100
Anil Kumble (India) 93
Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) 80

Stuart Broad is the seventh bowler to claim 450 Test wickets

Stuart Broad, 450 Test wickets
Stuart Broad (Image Credit: Google)

On the other hand, Stuart Broad became the seventh bowler to claim 450 Test wickets. After James Anderson (575 Test wickets), Broad became the second English bowler to pick up 450 Test wickets. Meanwhile, he is the fourth pacer to complete 450 Test wickets.

Bowlers with 450 Test wickets

Player (Team) Wickets
Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) 800
Shane Warne (Australia) 708
Anil Kumble (India) 619
James Anderson (England) 575
Glenn McGrath (Australia) 563
Courtney Walsh (West Indies) 519
Stuart Broad (England) 450

 

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