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TOP SPIN ON THE TEST: Stuart Broad showing no sign of slowing down as he leads the England bowling attack Broad claimed three wickets on Friday to move on to 34 for the year  Despite turning 34 this summer, Broad continues to lead from the front  Rizwan is first Pakistan wicketkeeper to reach 50 in last 10 Tests in England

By George Bond For The Daily Mail

Published: 21:56 BST, 14 August 2020 | Updated: 21:56 BST, 14 August 2020

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Stuart Broad claimed three wickets on Friday to move on to 34 for the year, lowering his bowling average in 2020 to just 14.52 in the process.

It is by far the best mark of his career in a single calendar year, with his next best average coming in 2015, when he took 56 Test scalps at 23.82 apiece.

Despite turning 34 this summer, 2020 has also been Broad’s best year in terms of economy rate (2.37 runs per over) and strike rate (36.7 balls per wicket), as he continues to lead England’s attack from the front.

Stuart Broad (above) claimed three wickets on Friday to move on to 34 for the year

Stuart Broad (above) claimed three wickets on Friday to move on to 34 for the year

Broad has now taken at least three wickets in his last seven innings, the longest streak by an England bowler since Graeme Swann in 2009, with the national record of eight consecutive

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