Stuart Broad given silver stump for taking 500 Test wickets

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Shared News: August 21, 2020 3:36:35 pm
Stuart Broad was awarded a silver stump by ECB before the 3rd Test. (Twitter/EnglandCricket)

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Stuart Broad, who became the seventh bowler in history to reach 500 Test wickets in the ongoing Test series between England and Pakistan, was awarded a silver stump by England’s cricket board before the 3rd Test on Friday.

Even as rain held up the start of the first day, the England team held an informal ceremony on the field. ECB chairman Colin Graves handed over a silver stump to Broad.

Broad is now on 511 Test wickets, within reach of Courtney Walsh’s tally of 519.

England captain Joe Root also handed over a signed shirt from the team to Graves, whose tenure is coming to an end.

England lead the three-match series 1-0, with rain having washed out the majority of the 2nd Test. Rain delayed the start of the third match in Southampton as well, but better weather is forecast for the remaining duration of this match.