On Thursday skillful England pacer Stuart Broad became only the second bowler to take 100 Test wickets at the iconic Lord’s ground.

Stuart Broad 35-year-old joined his associate teammate James Anderson, who was on-field to embrace him in celebration.

James Anderson secured 117* wickets at the Lord’s.

First Test against South Africa on the second day, Broad dismissed wicketkeeper-batter Kyle Verreynne to join the upper-class list.

Furthermore, the pacer secure the place of only the fourth bowler to take 100 Test wickets at a single venue after Rangana Herath , Muttiah Muralitharan,  and James Anderson.

In Colombo, Muttiah Muralitharan has attain the feat at three venues: Kandy (117), Galle (111) and the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground (156). At the Galle International Stadium, GalleRangna Herath has bagged 100 wickets.

Stuart Broad (553*) is ten scalps away from matching his Ashes rival and could well pass him by the end of the current series.

In respect of quick bowlers, Anderson (658*) would be the only man separating Broad at the top once overtaking the Australian.

Meantime, South Africa toughened its grip on the first cricket test by beating England for 165 before moving onto 289-7 after a late flurry of boundaries at Lord’s on Thursday.

Day 2 ended with a lead of 124 and in a superior position to hand England a first test loss under the new regime of captain Ben Stokes and coach  Brendon McCullum.

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