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The numbers behind Stuart Broad’s remarkable career

The seamer joins an illustrious club to have taken 500 Test wickets.

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Stuart Broad has 500 Test wickets (Martin Rickett/PA)

Stuart Broad has 500 Test wickets (Martin Rickett/PA)

Stuart Broad has 500 Test wickets (Martin Rickett/PA)

Stuart Broad took his 500th Test wicket when he dismissed West Indies batsman Kraigg Brathwaite on Tuesday.

He the PA news agency looks at the 34-year-old pace bowler’s career in numbers.

140 – Number of Test matches played.

8-15 – Test best figures, in the fourth Ashes Test against Australia at Trent Bridge in 2015.

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Broad swept through Australia in 2015 (Nick Potts/PA)

Broad swept through Australia in 2015 (Nick Potts/PA)

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Broad swept through Australia in 2015 (Nick Potts/PA)

18 – Five-wicket hauls in Test matches.

3 – Other pace bowlers to reach 500 Test wickets; James Anderson, Glenn McGrath, Courtney Walsh.

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Broad joins James Anderson, right, in the 500 club (Martin Rickett/PA)

Broad joins James Anderson, right, in the 500 club (Martin Rickett/PA)

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Broad joins James Anderson, right, in the 500 club (Martin Rickett/PA)

1-40 – Figures from first-class debut, for Leicestershire against Durham University in 2005.

638 – Test cap, debut coming in 2007 v Sri Lanka.

7 – Number of times Broad dismissed David Warner in the 2019 Ashes series.

169 – Only first-class century, against Pakistan at Lord’s in 2010.

446 – The eight-wicket partnership shared with Jonathan Trott (184) in that match, a world record.

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