Cricket

Broad reaches 400 Test wicket milestone

2018-03-22 09:07
Stuart Broad (Getty)

Auckland - Stuart Broad became just the second England bowler to reach 400 Test dismissals when he captured the wicket of Tom Latham on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand in Auckland on Thursday. 

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In the gathering dusk in the first over after the dinner break, the 31-year-old Nottingham bowler had Latham caught at midwicket by Chris Woakes during the day-night Test. 

The England players rushed from all corners of the field to congratulate Broad for what was one of the few bright spots of their day. 

England, batting first, were all out cheaply for 58 while the fall of Latham's wicket had New Zealand at 92 for two. 

The right-arm quick, who started his 115th Test with 399 dismissals, had a chance early in the New Zealand innings to bring up the milestone when he found the edge of Jeet Raval's bat. 

However, the chance was put down by skipper Joe Root at slip. 

The most successful England Test bowler is Broad's new-ball partner James Anderson with 523 from 134 matches.

England's Stuart Broad joined an illustrious club as only the 15th man in Test history to take 400 wickets when Tom Latham was caught for 26 in Auckland on Thursday.

He is only the second man to achieve the feat after new ball partner James Anderson.

England's Top 5 wicket-takers of all time in Tests: 

James Anderson 522

Stuart Broad 400

Ian Botham 383

Bob Willis 325

Fred Trueman 307

Top 5 wicket-takers of all-time in Tests:

Muttiah Muralitharan (SRI) 800

Shane Warne (AUS) 708

Anil Kumble (IND) 619

Glenn McGrath (AUS) 563

James Anderson (ENG) 522

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