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Stuart Broad passes Glenn McGrath wickets before bad light

Stuart Broad said he was proud to have surpassed the Test-wicket tally of boyhood hero Glenn McGrath as England closed in on a series win over South Africa at The Oval.

Broad captured the prize scalp of South Africa captain Dean Elgar for 36 on Sunday for his 564th Test wicket, topping long-retired Australia great McGrath’s haul of 563.

Elgar had been in good touch but the Proteas’ most experienced batsman surprisingly decided against a review, even though replays showed the ball would have missed leg stump.

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South Africa had been 83-1 before Elgar’s dismissal, which precipitated another batting collapse as they slumped to 169 all out in the deciding Test of a three-match contest.

When bad light brought a premature halt to the fourth day, England were 97-0,…

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