Stuart Broad India England Trent Bridge 3000 runs 400 wickets
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It has taken him longer than expected, but Stuart Broad finally joined the elite group of cricketers to have achieved the 3,000 run-400 wicket double in Test cricket. Broad reached the landmark during the fourth innings of the third Test between India and England at his home ground, at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. The others to have achieved this double are Richard Hadlee (3,124 runs, 431 wickets), Kapil Dev (5,248 and 434), Shane Warne (3,154 and 708), and Shaun Pollock (3,781 and 421). Broad currently has 3,008 runs and 427 wickets. Here is the complete list.

Cricketers with 3,000 run-400 wicket double in Test cricket
  Team M R 100s W C
Richard Hadlee New Zealand 86 3,124 2 431 39
Kapil Dev India 131 5,248 8 434 64
Shane Warne Australia 145 3,154 708 125
Shaun Pollock South Africa 108 3,781 2 421 72
Stuart Broad England 121 3,008 1 427 38

Broad had come into the Test with 2,988 runs under his belt, 12 short of the landmark, and had fallen for a duck in the first innings. He joined Adil Rashid at a hopeless 241 for 8 in the second, after England were set an improbable 521. Broad picked up two early singles. Then, in the 92nd over of the innings, he cuts Ishant Sharma past point for two, and smashed consecutive balls for fours past fine leg and mid wicket to reach the landmark.

Broad had reached the 400-wicket mark earlier this year, against New Zealand at Auckland. His 400th wicket was Tom Latham, caught by Chris Woakes at square leg.

At one point Broad was considered a bonafide all-rounder. After 41 Tests his average read an impressive 29.02. Unfortunately, he has scored at only 15.28 over his last 80 Tests, which has pulled his average under the 20-mark.