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Five of Stuart Broad’s landmark Test wickets

Sri Lanka’s Chaminda Vaas was Stuart Broad’s first Test wicket in 2007.

Stuart Broad took his 400th Test wicket when he dismissed New Zealand batsman Tom Latham in New Zealand’s first innings.

The Nottinghamshire seamer has proved one of the most potent weapons of England’s attack since debuting as a 21-year-old.

Here, Press Association Sport pick out five of his landmark Test wickets.

No. 1, Chaminda Vaas (ct Bell), December 2007

A fresh faced Broad claimed his maiden Test scalp on debut in the second match of the Sri Lanka series at Columbo, having ironically replaced James Anderson in the team. Chaminda Vaas tried to hook a bouncer but it ballooned off his glove to slip. Broad took 1-95 in Sri Lanka’s only innings as the match ended in a draw.

No. 59, Shane Watson (lbw), August 2009

Broad’s spell of 5-37 from 12 overs in the 2009 Ashes is fondly remembered. The series was level at 1-1 going into the fifth Test at the Oval, and Australia were cruising at 66-0 on day two when Broad came on for the first time. He trapped Shane Watson lbw in his first over and the rest is history.

No. 108, Gautam Gambhir (b), July 2011

Broad waited two years for another ‘five-for’ and many called for him to be dropped ahead of the visit of India in 2011. He received widespread criticism for bowling too short, so decided to pitch it up and it all clicked when Gautam Gambhir became his first victim at Lords. He finished the series with 18 wickets and has since said it was a turning point.

No. 303, Adam Voges (ct Stokes), August 2015

It must have been pandemonium in the Australian dressing room on the first morning of the Trent Bridge Test. Broad just would not stop taking wickets. He finished with career best figures of 9.3 overs, five maidens, 8 for 15. The wicket of Adam Voges, who was spectacularly caught by Ben Stokes in the gully, is particularly memorable.

No. 384, Shane Dowrich (b), August 2017

Broad became England’s second highest wicket taker last summer by overtaking Sir Ian Botham’s total of 383. He bowled West Indian wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich amid an electric atmosphere at Edgbaston for the first ever day-night Test in this country. Suitably, Beefy was commentating at the time.

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