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Stuart Broad is on cloud nine

Stuart Broad who is not fully fit yet dismissed the Indian cricket team with its famous batting line up by claiming 6 wickets in the fourth test match between India and England. At the Old Trafford in Manchester the Indians were crushed on the first day by the seam bowler Anderson and Broad as they could manage a meager 150 on board in their first innings. Broad has amply proved as to why his knee operation was postponed until at the end of the Test series against India. His six-wicket haul at the Old Trafford in Manchester assured his fitness. Broad’s figures of six for 25 were his third best in Test cricket but he conceded that he had wanted England to bat first in Manchester on the first day. He also chipped in that it turned out to be a great toss to lose in the end.

Varun Aaron is India’s fastest bowler to make his Test appearance since November 2011 scalped two wickets including Alastair Cook and Sam Robson. With Ian Bell batting on 45 from 56 balls England will resume on 113 for three on the second day of the fourth test match with India. England are all set to take a 2-1 lead in the series before the fifth and final Test. Broad who looked extremely satisfied after having overtaken Graeme Swann’s tally of 255 Test wickets. Broad and Anderson took two wickets each without conceding a run in the space of 13 balls as India wilting to 8 for 4. Broad mainly challenged the front foot of the India batsmen by swinging the ball. The Indians seemed all lost and nicked everything that they could lay their hands on to. Anderson currently has 374 wickets only nine behind Ian Botham.

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