From hat-trick heroics to Ashes annihilation – Stuart Broad’s best Test displays

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Stuart Broad produced a brilliant display with the pink ball at Mount Maunganui, clean bowling four of New Zealand’s top five in a single spell to all but settle the Test in England’s favour on day three.

Here, the PA news agency recalls some of Broad’s previous greatest Test displays.

Eight for 15, v Australia, Trent Bridge 2015

Cricket – Fourth Investec Ashes Test – England v Australia – Day Two – Trent Bridge
Broad (right) stunned Australia at Trent Bridge (Nick Potts/PA)

Hat-trick hero, 2011 and 2014

Cricket – Investec Second Test – England v Sri Lanka – Day One – Headingley
England’s Alastair Cook (right) congratulates Stuart Broad on his hat-trick at Headingley (Lynne Cameron/PA)

Six for 17, v South Africa, Johannesburg 2016

This was another unstoppable Broad special. England had eked out a 10-run first-innings lead at the Wanderers, but South Africa’s openers Dean Elgar and Stiaan van Zyl appeared set to lay a decent foundation second time round – until Broad seized the moment again. In under 10 overs, he had the first five wickets. It was he too who completed the rout when he had Faf du Plessis last out, caught-and-bowled, as South Africa mustered just 83. England went on to win by seven wickets inside three days, wrapping up the series with a match to spare.

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

Cricket – Fourth Investec Ashes Test – Day Two – England v Australia – Emirates Durham ICG
England’s Stuart Broad and Matt Prior celebrate taking the wicket of Australia’s Shane Watson at Durham (Anna Gowthorpe/PA)

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

A brilliant outing, which saw Broad seal player of the match, player of the series, take a 10-wicket match haul and become just 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 match he made it clear the landmark was not a parting gift to English cricket and he has lived up to his word, going strong three years down the line.

Five for 37, v Australia, The Oval 2009

Cricket – The Ashes 2009 – npower Fifth Test – England v Australia – Day Two – The Brit Oval
Stuart Broad starred at the Oval in the 2009 Ashes clash (Gareth Copley/PA)

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