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Broad steers England to three-day win over Windies

ANOTHER SCALP: England's Stuart Broad celebrates taking the wicket of West Indies' Roston Chase in the first day-night Test in England.
ANOTHER SCALP: England's Stuart Broad celebrates taking the wicket of West Indies' Roston Chase in the first day-night Test in England. David Davies

STUART Broad has overtaken Ian Botham to jump to second on England's all-time wicket-takers list as the host nation thrashed the West Indies by an innings and 209 runs in the inaugural day-night Test in Britain.

The Edgbaston Test ended inside three days with the West Indies, following-on, losing 19 wickets for 261 runs in the day's play in this three-Test series.

Broad took 2-47 in the Windies' first innings and 3-34 in 10 overs in the second, including a spell of 3-4 in 11 balls to take him past Botham's tally of 383 Test wickets by one scalp.

His new-ball colleague James Anderson is the only Englishman ahead of him with 492 wickets.

Broad passed Botham's mark by bowling Shane Dowrich as the former all-rounder looked on from a television commentary box.

Having been bowled out for 168 in their first innings in reply to England's 8(dec)-514, the West Indies collapsed to 137 all out second time around.

Man-of-the-match Alastair Cook's 243 and captain Joe Root's 136 meant the West Indies haven't won a Test in England since 2000.

"Stuart Broad has had a fantastic career," Root said. "He has those spells in him where he can turn a game on its head.

"Today was a fine example of that."

Cook told BBC's Test Match Special: "It's always nice to win and contribute with a big score.

"We bowled well today - Jimmy and Broady are world class."

The West Indies squad was missing several star names, the legacy of a bitter dispute with their board and the attraction of the lucrative Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 tournament that is taking place at the same time as this tour.

But West Indies captain Jason Holder said his youthful side could not afford to lose heart in the short time between now and Friday's start of the second Test at Headingley.

"It is obviously very disappointing," Holder told Sky Sports.

"We have to just believe. It is not impossible. We can't drop our heads on one game. The series is not lost."

Topics:  edgbaston england cricket ian botham jim anderson stuart broad west indies

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