Stuart Broad celebrates taking the wicket of Kraigg Brathwaite, his 500th Test wicket, on the final day of the third Test match at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Reuters
Joe Root holds aloft the Wisden Trophy after England won the Test series 2-1 against the West Indies. AFP
The 34-year-old became just the seventh bowler and fourth pacemen to reach the landmark when he had opener Kraigg Brathwaite plumb lbw for 19 on the fifth day of the third Test.
Broad ended the series when he had Jermaine Blackwood caught behind as the West Indies, set a huge target of 399 for victory, collapsed to a meagre 129 all out in under 38 overs.
Broad finished with a match return of 10-67 in addition to the dashing 62 he made batting at No.10 in England's first innings 369 that featured Ollie Pope's 91.
In between Broad's strikes on Tuesday, fellow paceman Chris Woakes returned innings figures of 5-50.
Dominic Bess (L) celebrates with teammates the run-out of Roston Chase. AP
Victory saw England, who controversially left Broad out of the side that lost the first Test at Southampton by four wickets, complete a 2-1 win in a three-match series and regain the Wisden Trophy they lost in the Caribbean last year.
West Indies were left thinking about how they could have escaped with a draw when, soon after their defeat, rain hammered down at Old Trafford.
Man-of-the-match Broad, playing in his 140th Test, had been stranded on 499 wickets when, after he had already taken eight in this match, rain washed out the whole of Monday's fourth day.
He reached the 500-mark on Tuesday when a full-length ball struck Brathwaite's back pad, with the opener not bothering to review umpire Michael Gough's decision because he was so clearly out.
Chris Woakes celebrates the dismissal of Rahkeem Cornwall. AP
"It feels amazing," Broad told Sky Sports of his landmark achievement, which came during a behind close doors series that marks international cricket's return from the coronavirus lockdown.
"I'm looking forward to playing in front of crowds again," added Broad.
"I want to say a huge thank you to the West Indies too, the sacrifice they've made. This summer wouldn't be happening without them.
'Special to get to 500'
Broad's father Chris — a former England opening batsman — was at Old Trafford to witness his son's achievement in his role as the match referee.
"It's a shame that my friends and family can't be here to give a little wave to but it was great to have my dad here," said Broad.
"It was special to get 500, it's great to have one family member here ... It feels great to do it when contributing to a win."
Brathwaite was also the dismissed batsman when James Anderson, Broad's longstanding England new-ball colleague, took his 500th Test wicket, at Lord's in September 2017.
"What a stat that is that we got both Brathwaite for our 500," said Broad.
"He (Anderson) came to me yesterday when we were batting and said you know who it's going to be, 'Kraigg Brathwaite'."
Broad took the first three West Indies wickets to fall in their second innings of this match.
The only bowlers with more than 600 Test wickets are former spinners — Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Australian Shane Warne (708) and India's Anil Kumble (619).
The only seamers ahead of Broad are Anderson (589 wickets) and Australia's Glenn McGrath (563) and the West Indies' Courtney Walsh (519), both of whom are retired.
England were 284-8 in their second innings at the close of the fourth day, a lead of 170 runs in a match that marks international cricket's return from lockdown.
Pakistan were 223-9 at stumps on the second day, with Rizwan 60 not out just as he started to up the tempo of his innings with only last man Naseem Shah for company.
Shaheen Afridi needed just four balls to remove England's Rory Burns for a duck on Sunday before bad weather again interrupted the second Test at Southampton. England were 7-1 in reply to Pakistan's first innings 236 when rain stopped play at 12:00pm local time on the fourth day.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will have an eye both on play-off berths as well as an unstoppable AB de Villiers, when they take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Wednesday.
Holders Bayern Munich kick off their Champions League defence against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday but a repeat of their quintuple-winning year will be extremely difficult this season, coach Hansi Flick said on Tuesday.
Nicholas Pooran smacked a quick-fire fifty as Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) lived up to their reputation of being giant-killers as they slayed the table-toppers Delhi Capitals (DC) by five wickets to keep their IPL play-off hopes alive on Tuesday.
Zimbabwe’s cricket squad arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday — minus their Indian coach, who had been advised to stay away from the rival South Asian nation. The 20-man Zimbabwe team is competing in a series of one-day internationals