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Stuart Broad takes 500th Test wicket as England look to complete West Indies victory

Stuart Broad takes 500th Test wicket as England look to complete West Indies victory 1

Stuart Broad took his 500th Test match wicket early on day five as England look to beat the West Indies at Old Trafford. Broad had Kraigg Brathwaite lbw as he took his third wicker of the innings.

England went into the final day against the West Indies needing eight wickets to win the match and the series against their opponents.

There was no play at Old Trafford yesterday with rain falling in Manchester throughout.

Broad has been in sensational form during the last two matches after being inexplicably dropped from the side for the first match at the Ageas Bowl in Hampshire.

Brtahwaite was also James Anderson’s 500th Test match wicket in an odd coincidence.

Broad joins Anderson in being the only two England fast bowlers to pass 500 Test wickets.

Broad gave an explosive interview after being dropped for the first Test match and was angry with the decision England selectors made.

“I’m not a particularly emotional person, but I’ve found the last couple of days quite tough,” he told Sky Sports.

“To say I’m disappointed would be an understatement. You only get disappointed if you drop your phone and break your screen.

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“I’ve been frustrated, angry, gutted – because it’s quite a hard decision to understand. I’ve probably bowled the best I’ve ever bowled in the last couple of years.

“I felt like it was my shirt having been in the team through the Ashes and going to South Africa and winning there.

“It is hard to take, but also I’m quite pleased I feel frustrated and gutted and angry, because if I didn’t I’d have a different decision to make.

“So I don’t think I’ve got anything to prove – England know what I can do. The selectors know what I can do. And when I get that opportunity again, you can bet I’ll be on the money.”

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