Stuart Broad says he's elated to have joined some of his cricket 'heroes' as he and England new-ball partner James Anderson became only the third pace pair to take a combined 500 Test wickets. Broad finished the third day of the third Test against India at Southampton with 3 for 65 and Anderson took 3 for 52. Their efforts helped reduce India to 323 for 8 in reply to England's first innings 569 for seven declared, a deficit of 246 runs. It also meant the England duo found themselves in the company of Pakistan's Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis and the West Indies' Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh in being the only pace bowling pairs to have an aggregate total of 500 or more Test wickets. To go into the company of Wasim and Waqar, and Courtney and Curtly is a huge honour, said Broad after stumps on Tuesday. They were four heroes of mine growing up, the 28-year-old son of former England opening batsman Chris Broad added.