From hat-trick heroics to Ashes elimination: Stuart Broad’s best Test displays

Stuart Broad produced a brilliant display with the pink ball at Mount Maunganui, clean bowling four of New Zealand’s top five in one innings to set up the Test in England’s favor on day three.

Here, we recall some of Broad’s previous greatest test displays.

Eight for 15, v AustraliaTrent Bridge 2015

Undoubtedly Broad’s finest hour, this was perhaps among the most remarkable achievements in Ashes history. Bowling unchanged from the pavilion side on home soil, Broad almost single-handedly guided Australia within 57 deliveries. Chris Rogers was caught by Alastair Cook at slip with his third ball, and he doubled when Steve Smith also fell in his first over. Broad finished with figures of 9.3-5-15-8, and Australia were blown away for 60 all out in 18.3 overs – en route to defeat by an innings and 78 runs in under three days, losing the Ashes in the process .

Hat-trick hero, 2011 and 2014

Broad is the only Englishman with two Test hat-tricks to his name. His first win came against India, 12 years ago and again on his home ground in Nottingham. England have been absolutely dominant all summer, on their way to world number one under Andrew Strauss, and Broad made his offense when MS Dhoni flashed an attempt to slip them and Harbhajan Singh lbw despite inner margin in the fore-edge of India. DRS days, before Praveen Kumar’s bowling. Broad repeated the dose three years later, this time against Sri Lanka at Headingley where the successive scalps of Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal and Shaminda Eranga were not enough to stop England from winning the match and the series. to lose.

Six for 17, v South Africa, Johannesburg 2016

This was another wide special that could not be stopped. England had eked out a first-innings 10-run lead at the Wanderers, but South Africa’s openers Dean Elgar and Stiaan van Zyl seemed to lay a decent base second round time – until Broad seized the moment again. In under 10 overs, he had the first five wickets. He also completed the rout when he got Faf du Plessis out in the last over, caught and bowled, as South Africa made just 83. spare.

Five for 71 & six for 50, v Australia, Chester-le-Street 2013

The Ashes were again in Broad’s sights, and once again he made no mistake. His first five wickets restricted Australia to a 32-run lead. In the second innings, the tourists looked on course to halve the series deficit to 2-1 with one to play when they reached 168 for two in pursuit of 299. There were other ideas. at Broad, however, finishing with six for 50 as Michael Clarke’s men. they lost their last eight wickets for 56 – and England won the series.

Six for 31 & four for 36, v West Indies, Old Trafford 2020

A remarkable tour that saw Broad’s player of the match, player of the series, take a 10-wicket haul and become the seventh bowler in history to claim 500 Test scalps. Broad’s name was all over this encounter, even chipping in 62 with the bat for good measure. After the game he made it clear that the landmark was not a parting gift for English cricket and he has kept his word, going strong three years down the line.

Five for 37, v Australia, The Oval 2009

Young Broad’s calling card to the world game. With the Ashes on the line he sidelined more established names such as Andrew Flintoff and Steve Harmison to take matters into his own hands. From 73 not out, he ran a wrecking ball through Australia’s batting order in a disastrous session as they slipped to 160 out. They never regained the momentum and the urn came home.

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