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Stuart Broad 5 best performances in international cricket

By Kaif - August 1, 2023 - Last updated on Aug 01, 2023 03:09 PM
Stuart Broad 5 best performances in international cricket

Broad made his Test debut in 2007 against Sri Lanka. He retired after playing 167 matches at number six after Sachin Tendulkar (200), James Anderson (182 *), Ricky Ponting (182), and Steve Waugh (168) in terms of playing most matches in Test cricket.

Stuart Broad has not been a part of England's ODI and T20 teams for a long time. Broad, who made his debut against Pakistan on 30 August 2006, played his last ODI against South Africa on 14 February 2016. He has taken 178 wickets in 121 ODIs. He has also taken 65 wickets in 56 T20 matches for England. And now played in England in 2023 in the last of his Test career. In this blog, we will know about Stuart Broad Best Bowling and Batting Performances.

Stuart Broad 5 best performances in international cricket

5. 6-25 vs India - Old Trafford, 2014

Stuart Broad 5 best performances in international cricket

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At Old Trafford in 2014, Stuart Broad single-handedly destroyed the Indian batting line-up to take his side to an unprecedented victory. While batting first, Stuart Broad took 6 wickets for just 25 runs against India. He took two early wickets as India were reduced to 8/4 and Jimmy Anderson did the rest of the damage. MS Dhoni (71) and Ravichandran Ashwin (40) tried their best to take India to a safer position, but they too were dismissed by Broad. He then took care of the tailenders as India were dismissed cheaply for 152.

4. 6-46 (Hat-Trick) - Trent Bridge, 2011

Stuart Broad 5 best performances in international cricket

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One of the best performances of Stuart Broad in Test cricket is against India. In the 2011 Trent Bridge Test, he took six wickets in India's first innings, including a hat-trick. England made 221 in the first innings and India was in a good position at 267-5 in reply, before Broad pulled off an incredible collapse. India was bowled out for 288 as Broad took the last five wickets in quick succession to give England full momentum for the second innings. Together, he also performed well with the bat. Stuart Broad contributed 64 runs in the first innings and 44 runs in the second innings. He was named player of the match for his remarkable all-round efforts.

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3. 7/44 vs New Zealand - Lord's Test, 2013

Stuart Broad 5 best performances in international cricket

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In 2013, there was a face-off between England and New Zealand. The two-match Test series between the two sides began with the first match at the iconic Lord's. The England team scored 213 runs in the second innings and gave the target of 239 runs to the visiting team. Defending a low score, the England bowlers showed courage and helped their team win the match. Stuart Broad picked up crucial wickets of Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson, and Brendon McCullum in his bowling and ended his spell with figures of 7/44. England won this match.

2. 169 vs Pakistan, Lord's (Test), 2010

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England took a 2–1 lead in the four-match series against Pakistan before the final at Lord's in 2010. However, they had completely faltered as Mohammad Amir decimated their batting lineup and restricted them to 102/7. Then Stuart Broad comes to the crease and scored 169 runs. The match was played from 26 August to 29 August 2010 at the Lord's Cricket Ground in London.

In that match, England batted first and Stuart Broad was sent in to bat at the end of day three. He played a remarkable innings scoring 169 runs from only 226 balls. His innings included 18 fours and a six.

1. 8/15 – Australia, Trent Bridge, 2015

Stuart Broad 5 best performances in international cricket

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England hosted Australia for the 2015 Ashes. After three Tests, England were ahead of the Australians with a few wins. In the fourth Test at Trent Bridge, the hosts were looking to dominate the visitors and seal the series. Stuart Broad produced an almost perfect display of seam bowling in English conditions. In only 9.3 overs, he dismantled the Australian batting lineup, taking all eight wickets by taking catches in the slips, leaving the visitors in a tizzy. With this, Stuart Broad had taken the best spell of his Test career by taking 8 wickets.

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Stuart Broad bowled his best spell against Australia in 2015 which was 8 wickets in an innings.

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