Stuart Broad hungry for more after eclipsing hero Ian Botham

Lynette Rowe
August 22, 2017

England may have taken a step into the unknown coming into their first-ever day-night Test at Edgbaston, but they looked right at home as they demolished the West Indies by an innings and 209 runs inside three days. Powell, though, was run out by England's all-time leading wicket-taker in the longest format.

Broad was the most successful bowler with three wickets, while Anderson, Roland-Jones and Moeen took two wickets apiece. And maybe he diminished his legacy a bit in those last few years. Broad, in a recent interview, mentioned about Anderson and him bowling brilliantly to be a major plus for their team Down Under. Not even as many as they would negotiate in a one-day worldwide.

Telegraph Sport understands the European Central Bank is now considering holding a floodlit Test every year in order to build up momentum for the concept in this country.

The inaugural day/night Test in Britain was all over on Saturday s third day.

West Indies, now ranked eighth in Tests, would campaign in the second tier along with the likes of minnows Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

"They are a better side than they have shown and that's the disappointing thing", Grave, who took charge in February, told the Sunday Times.

England Coach Trevor Bayliss suggested the West Indies' woes were just part of the cyclical nature of worldwide cricket.

So 1,000 wickets between them is not only possible, it is an odds-on near certainty.

Broad can drift in and out of series, as we have seen this summer, but you just know that one day, as he did on Saturday, his legs will start kicking and he becomes an unstoppable force. I have a checklist at the end of each day and wickets doesn't even come into it because you can bowl really well and not get wickets.

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There is no rivalry between them and that's probably because they have never been a threat to each other. The pair were just as risky, if not more so, when the ball got older and began to reverse.

That is bad news for Aussie batsmen who go wobbly at the knees when confronted by a moving ball - and great news for Joe Root's England team.

There have been few, if any, finer exponents of reverse-swing than Wasim and Waqar and certainly not two in tandem. The only regret for South Africa is that they were unable to lead the attack together for longer.

At one point Stuart Law, the West Indies" coach, had his head in his hands and it was easy to sympathise with the Australian's despair as his side made several "schoolboy errors'.

Making the pink ball game look easy, Alastair Cook scored a fourth double-century and passed 11,500 career runs in England's innings.

However, the numbers speak for themselves: 895 wickets between them in 95 matches.

For Broad, 31, age is just a number, as he feels he is capable for more. He is unplayable, in the face and seams the ball at will.

"But one of the biggest misconceptions of Caribbean cricket is that nobody cares".

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