English fast bowler Stuart Broad did not make the final XI in the first Test. But that Broad is going to be the hero of the English Test victory! He took 6 wickets in the second Test against West Indies. His dominance continues in the third Test as well.
Broad also painted the last afternoon of the last Test which became the final. You have to win the match by 399 runs. Batting in the fourth innings, the West Indians again in the face of Broad's cannon. In his first over, opener John Campbell was caught by captain Root on the slip, and then Kemar Roach, who came down as a night watchman, picked up the first ball of the next over. The wicket is Broad's 499 in Test cricket. West Indies finished the day with 10 runs in 6 overs without losing any more wickets.
On the fourth day of the match, will Broad be the seventh bowler in history and the second bowler in England to reach the milestone of 500 wickets? You have to look at the sky of Manchester to know the answer. The meteorological office says that the whole fourth day of the game can be washed away. However, there is no forecast of rain again on the last day on Tuesday.
Broad, who missed the first match, now stands in front of a milestone in his Test career. He will join the list of 500 wicket-takers in his Test career with just one wicket.
Broad took the ball at Old Trafford with 465 wickets in hand. So far he has reached 499 with 14 wickets in four innings. Broad is going to complete 500 wickets in this series. That can be expected. In the remaining two days, the Windies will not join a fate of 6 wickets, Broad!
The cricket world will be looking at the TV screen this afternoon waiting for that. Broad will be the seventh bowler, the fourth fastest bowler in the world, and the second English cricketer to take 500 wickets in a Test.