England vs West Indies 3rd Test: Stuart Broad inches close to 500-wicket milestone

Stuart Broad once again gave a testament of his lofty repute by showing his worth with the ball as he scalped a five-wicket haul during day three of the ongoing third and final Test between England and West Indies at the Old Trafford in Manchester. Broad on Day two had picked two wickets and on day three he added four more to finish with 6/31 as he nears 500 wickets in Tests. Meanwhile, West Indies were bowled out for 197 in their first innings. Following his 6/31, Broad now has 18 five-wicket hauls in Tests.

This is Broad’s third five-wicket haul against West Indies and first against the same side since 2012. At Old Trafford, Broad now has two five-wicket hauls against his name. The pacer accounted for all four West Indies wickets to fell on day three.

Broad on day three morning first picked West Indies captain Jason Holder. He then accounted for Rahkeem Cornwall and Kemar Roach in one over to reach the five-wicket haul milestone. Broad then wrapped Windies innings by removing Shane Dowrich.

The pacer has had a good outing thus far as he scored a valuable half-century in the first innings. The left-hander scored 62 off just 45 balls to help England go past the 350-run mark. The home side has now secured the first-innings lead of 172 runs.