SCJ Broad of England captures his 500th test wicket

SCJ Broad of England captures his 500th test wicket

SCJ Broad of England became the seventh bowler in the annals of test cricket to capture 500 wickets in tests. His 500th victim was KC Brathwaite whom he had leg before wicket for 19 in West Indies second innings.  He needed nine wickets to reach the land mark and captured six wickets in the first innings of the third test at Manchester and his third wicket West Indies’ second innings on the final day of the  test – that of KC Brathwaite whom he had leg before – gave him his 500th wicket. At the end of the test his wicket aggregate read 501. He captured 10 for 67 in this test – 6 for 31 in the first innings and 4 for 36 in the second innings. The following table lists the seven bowlers who have captured 500 plus wickets.

No Player Team Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts 5 10
1 M Muralitharan Srl 133 230 44039 18180 800 67 22
2 SK Warne Aus 145 273 40705 17995 708 37 10
3 A Kumble Ind 132 236 40850 18355 619 35 08
4 JM Anderson Eng 153 286 33163 15820 589 28 03
5 GD McGrath Aus 124 243 29248 12186 563 29 03
6 CA Walsh Win 132 242 30019 12688 519 22 03
7 SCJ Broad Eng 140 258 28440 14002 501 18 02

SCJ Broad of England became the fourth pace bowler in the annals of test cricket to capture 500 wickets in tests after JM Anderson,GD McGrath and CA Walsh.

No Player Team Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts 5 10
1 JM Anderson Eng 153 286 33163 15820 589 28 03
2 GD McGrath Aus 124 243 29248 12186 563 29 03
3 CA Walsh Win 132 242 30019 12688 519 22 03
4 SCJ Broad Eng 140 258 28440 14002 501 18 03

SCJ Broad of England became the second England bowler in the annals of test cricket to capture 500 wickets in tests after JM Anderson

No Player Team Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts 5 10
1 JM Anderson Eng 153 286 33163 15820 589 28 03
2 SCJ Broad Eng 140 258 28440 14002 500 18 03

SCJ Broad’s career figures – opposition wise read thus.  He has played 140 tests. He has captured five or wickets in an innings on 18 occasions and ten or more wickets in a match on three occasions. His best innings effort is 8 for 15 against Australia at Nottingham in Aug 2015. His best match effort is  11 for 121 against Australia at Chester-le-Street in Aug 2013.

Opp Mat Inns Overs Mdns Runs W 5 10
Aus 32 58 1085.2 222 3464 118 7 1
Ban 03 06 102.0 024 0319 008 0 0
Ind 20 36 644.0 174 1797 070 2 0
Ire 01 02 027.0 008 0079 007 0 0
NZl 16 29 566.5 116 1794 066 4 0
Pak 16 31 524.0 154 1296 054 0 0
SAF 22 41 773.3 184 2259 075 2 0
Srl 11 21 389.0 077 1176 030 0 0
Win 19 34 628.2 154 1818 073 3 2
Total 140 258 4740.0 1113 14002 501 18 3

The following are some of the cricketing highlights of his illustrious test career

He made his test debut against Sri Lanka at Colombo-SSC in Dec 2007. His first test wicket  was  that of WPUJC Vaas whom he had caught by bell for 4. He returned with bowling figures of 36.0-5-95-1

The following table lists the wickets in progressive milestones of 100 wickets captured by SCJ Broad against opposition and month/year. PW denoted Cumulative wickets at the end of the test.

Wkt Mat Inns PW Opp Ground Mon/Year
First 001 001 001 Srl Col-SSC Dec 2007
100th 035 062 103 Srl Cardiff May 2011
200th 060 108 201 Aus Manchester Aug 2013
300th 083 152 308 Aus Nottingham Aug 2015
400th 115 209 402 NZl Auckland Mar 2018
500th 140 258 501 Win Manchester Jul 2020

The following table lists the victims of SCJ Broad in progressive milestones of 100 wickets captured by SCJ Broad with names of batsmen, runs scored by them and mode of dismissal

No Batsman Score How Out Fielder Opp I Mon/Year
001 WPUJC Vaas 004 caught IR Bell Srl 1 Dec 2007
100 P Jayawardene 112 caught MJ Prior Srl 1 May 2011
200 MJ Clarke 187 bowled   Aus 1 Aug 2013
300 CJL Rogers 000 caught AN Cook Aus 1 Aug 2015
400 TWM Latham 026 caught CR Woakes NZl 1 Mar 2018
500 KC Brathwaite 019 Lbw   Win 2 Jul 2020
501 J Blackwood 023 caught JC Buttler Win 2 Jul 2020

His 18 five wicket innings hauls are detailed below

No W Runs Opp Ground Start Date
1 5 85 Win Kingston 04 Feb 2009
2 6 91 Aus Leeds 07 Aug 2009
3 5 37 Aus The Oval 20 Aug 2009
4 6 46 Ind Nottingham 29 Jul 2011
5 7 72 Win Lord’s 17 May 2012
6 5 69 SAF Leeds 02 Aug 2012
7 6 51 NZl Wellington 14 Mar 2013
8 7 44 NZl Lord’s 16 May 2013
9 5 71 Aus Ch-le-St 09 Aug 2013
10 6 50 Aus Ch-le-St 09 Aug 2013
11 6 81 Aus Brisbane 21 Nov 2013
12 6 25 Ind Manchester 07 Aug 2014
13 5 109 NZl Leeds 29 May 2015
14 8 15 Aus Nottingham 06 Aug 2015
15 6 17 SAF Johannesburg 14 Jan 2016
16 6 54 NZl Christchurch 30 Mar 2018
17 5 86 Aus Birmingham 01 Aug 2019
18 6 31 Win Manchester 24 Jul 2020

His ten wickets match hauls are detailed below

No W Runs Opp Ground Start Date
1 11 165 Win Lord’s 17 May 2012
2 11 121 Aus Ch-le-St 09 Aug 2013
3 10 067 Win Manchester 24 Jul 2020
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