Thursday 23 November 2017

Cricket: Broad's century revives England after amir burst

England all-rounder Stuart Broad described completing his maiden hundred at Lord's yesterday as an "amazing" moment.

Broad -- whose unbeaten 125 in a record unbroken eighth-wicket stand of 244 with Jonathan Trott (149 no) transformed day two of the fourth Test against Pakistan -- managed the century on home soil which eluded his father, former England opener Chris.

Broad reached the landmark when he clipped three runs off his legs off Wahab Riaz, becoming only the third Englishman to hit a ton from No 9.

"It was amazing," said the 24-year-old. "I initially thought I'd chipped it straight to midwicket when it came off the bat, but the atmosphere was so special.

"It's a feeling I'll remember for the rest of my life, and it's nice to be the first Broad up on that honours board."

Also on the board -- with a six-wicket haul -- was Pakistan seamer Mohammad Amir, whose victims included Dubliner Eoin Morgan, out for a third-ball duck.

Yet the 18-year-old's joy was significantly tempered by stumps after England had recovered from 47-5 to 346-7 in a match Pakistan must win to tie the series.

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