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Stuart Broad Surpasses McGrath to Become 2nd Pacer Highest Wicket-Taker Test Cricket

Stuart Broad Surpasses McGrath to Become 2nd Pacer Highest Wicket-Taker: England experienced pacer Stuart Broad has surpassed Australian all-time great pacer McGrath to become the second highest wicket-taker among pacers in Test Cricket history.

He dismissed African skipper, Dean Elgar, to achieve the milestone. Broad picked 564th in Test cricket, surpassing McGrath as the pacer with the second-most wicket-taker in Test cricket.

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The 36-year-old is now behind his partner James Anderson in the wicket column for pacers. Stuart Broad becomes the fifth-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket, trailing Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (708), James Anderson (666), and Anil Kumble (619).

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In the first inning, England restricted the visitors to 1118, but with a brilliant performance from African pacer- Rabada, and Jensen, the hosts out for 158.

The wicket of Elgar was crucial as the skipper was looking settled at the crease on 36 and looking on course for a big knock. Broad didn’t have to wait long for his 565th scalp, as another lbw dismissal brought him the scalp of Ryan Rickleton.

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