TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: Stuart Broad ends drought to claim 518th wicket, finishing in sixth place

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TOP SPIN AT TEST: Stuart Broad ends wicket drought to claim 518th casualty, joining sixth-seeded West Indian Courtney Walsh on all-time list for Test match wickets

  • Stuart Broad finally ended his Test wicket drought with wicket from Tom Latham
  • It was his first wicket since January in Galle, after 487 deliveries without addition
  • He now has 518 casualties in Tests, making him nearly sixth in the all-time list

England opted for a thrilling chase on the final day as the pair settled for a first Test draw on day five against New Zealand. Sportsmail’s Lawrence Booth looks at the action’s main takeaways at Lord’s.

When Stuart Broad won an lbw scream against Tom Latham on the final morning, it was his first Test wicket since January at Galle – a drought of 487 deliveries without adding to his tally.

He now has 518 victims in Tests, one behind West Indian Courtney Walsh, sixth in the all-time list.

Stuart Broad is almost sixth in the all-time wicket list after claiming his 518th

Stuart Broad is almost sixth in the all-time wicket list after claiming his 518th

Since six consecutive draws at Lord’s between 2006 and 2008, this was only the fifth draw here in the last 18 Tests.

New Zealand’s only win in 18 Lord’s Tests – against eight losses – came in 1999.

Zak Crawley’s second layoff in the game for two – both falling to Tim Southee – means he is now down to 10 in eight Test innings since scoring 267 against Pakistan in the Ageas Bowl last August.

In that time, the 23-year-old has scored an average of 10.

Zak Crawley is now down single digits in eight Test innings out of 10 since his 267 score67

Zak Crawley is now down single digits in eight Test innings out of 10 since his 267 score67

Zak Crawley is now down single digits in eight Test innings out of 10 since his 267 score67

England have now drawn three consecutive home tests – after stalemates in their last two games last summer against Pakistan in the Ageas Bowl.

This is the first time England has drawn three home tests in a row since 1990.

Those were Australia at the Oval in August 1989, New Zealand at Trent Bridge in June 1990 and New Zealand at Lord’s later that month.

England have now drawn three consecutive home tests for the first time since 1990

England have now drawn three consecutive home tests for the first time since 1990

England have now drawn three consecutive home tests for the first time since 1990

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