ENG vs SA: Stuart Broad joins the elite list with 100 Test wickets at Lord’s

ENG vs SA: Stuart Broad joins the elite list with 100 Test wickets at Lord’s. Only four bowlers in Test cricket history have taken 100 wickets at a single venue.

England’s veteran pacer Stuart Broad joined an exclusive club when he dismissed Kyle Verreynne for his 100th wicket at Lord’s, becoming only the second bowler ever to do so, alongside bowling partner James Anderson. The right-arm pacer also became only the fourth bowler in history to take three-figure wickets in a single match.

Despite his side’s humiliating defeat, their first under Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes, Broad had a Test to remember as he claimed his 100th victim at the iconic venue. Broad now joins Anderson, as well as bowling legends Muttiah Muralitharan and Ragana Herath, on the list of players with 100 Test wickets at a venue.

His contributions to the game were not limited to the ball, as he took a stunning catch to dismiss Kagiso Rabada and later came out to play an entertaining knock with the bat as England suffered their first Test defeat of the summer. Kagiso Rabada, Broad’s counterpart, was named Player of the Match after finishing with seven wickets in the match, including a five-for in the first innings. Rabada also reached 250 Test wickets during the third innings.

Stuart Broad joins the elite list with 100 Test wickets

Kagiso Rabada receives praise for his outstanding performance in the Lord’s Test.

With more than 113 Test wickets, the Protean pacer has the best strike rate among bowlers, and his performance in the match highlighted his exceptional prowess with the ball in hand. At the age of 27, the South African has already taken 434 wickets on the international stage, making him a frightening prospect for any opponent.

In his post-match interview, the bowling sensation discussed his learning curve on English soil and how he adjusted to the foreign surface.

“It’s always special to be a part of a team’s success.” It was extremely special for us to cross the finish line at Lord’s. (On Lord’s fifer) To be honest, I was unaware of those statistics. All I want to do is follow the procedures, contribute to the team, and let the procedures handle the rest. Bowling on pitches here – they aren’t as quick as back home – you always learn from experience. “It was all about changing the lines and bowling with the Dukes ball,” he explained.

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