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6 Aug, 2015

Fastest five wicket haul

Broad takes a career best eight wickets while conceding only 15 runs. He takes five wickets with his first 19 balls, the fastest five wicket haul taken from the start of a Test innings. The Australian team is dismissed for 60.


‘The perfect day’

Broad comments on his career best performance which led to the Australian Cricket Team being bowled out for 60 before lunch on the first day of their test match against England:

Without doubt that is the best day’s cricket I’ve been a part of. To have a 214-run lead after day one is probably as powerful a performance as I’ve ever seen and certainly been involved in. It was just one of those days that you dream of, home ground, picking up 300 Test wickets and then a career best. It’s been the perfect day for us, but we start again on day two.

Of his own performance:

It has not really sunk in. I see the scoreboard on the ground and it doesn’t seem real, it was a bit of a freak day really, but it is what you work hard for and what you train for.