Stuart Broad smashes joint 3rd fastest fifty for England in Test cricket

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England pacer Stuart Broad, on Saturday, created a record of hitting the 3rd fastest joint fifty for England in Test cricket during the second test match against West Indies. 

The right-arm pacer reached his half-century on the second day of the third Test match at the Old Trafford stadium when he went on to score 62 runs off 45 balls. 

At one time England was struggling until he came and wooshed his team to 369 runs in the first innings of the match. West Indies pacers, Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel together took six wickets as they got rid of the England batsmen with some perfect deliveries. 

Broad came on to the crease and started off with his beaming batting skills and also reached his half-century off just 33 balls. Former England batsman Ian Botham holds the record for the fastest fifty for England in Test cricket off just 28 balls. While Allan Lamb and former skipper Andrew Flintoff hold the joint record by taking 33 balls. Now Broad joins them as the 3rd joint fastest batsman to score the half-century. 

England started their second day for 258/4, but they lost wickets at quick succession as Kemar Roach impoverished their batting lineup and also reached 200 wickets in his Test career. He also became the first-ever West Indies bowler to reach this feat in Test cricket after Curtly Ambrose in 1994. 

West Indies is currently batting and they have already lost the wicket of the opener Kraigg Braithwaite (one run). 


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