Maybe this is how Broad wanted to say goodbye. It was he who almost brought the victory within reach by winning the psychological game and eliminating Todd Murphy. But Steward Broad knew that the work was not over. So he took the responsibility of making the last test happy. The right-arm pacer sent Alex Carey caught by Bairstow in 94.4 overs of Australia’s innings to give the team a victory. With that, Broad officially said goodbye to international cricket.
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He hit a six with the bat in the last ball of his international career. And this time he took the wicket with the ball. What could be a better farewell than this! England’s legendary pacer said goodbye to international cricket with satisfaction at both ends of the bat and ball.
On the farewell day, the English pacer spread his wings by taking the last wicket. At that time, the TV camera caught wide smiles on the faces of his family members who were in the gallery. At the end of the match, his teammates hugged him.
Broad took four wickets in two innings with the ball in the last Test. Scored 15 runs with the bat. The most important thing is that he made a big contribution for the team in his last Ashes series. Broad may have wanted such a farewell!
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Broad made his debut in international cricket with a T20 match against Pakistan in Cardiff in 2006. Two months later, at the age of 20, he wore the white jersey for the first time against Sri Lanka.
In all, Broad took 602 wickets at an average of 27 in 167 Tests. He took 5 wickets in an innings 20 times and 10 wickets in a match 3 times. In the fourth Test of the 2015 Ashes at Nottingham, Broad took 8 wickets for just 15 runs in the first innings. This is his best bowling figure. He is very successful in Tests with the bat as well. Broad owns 3656 runs at an average of 18 with 1 century and 13 fifties in Tests. Broad has taken 178 wickets in 121 ODIs, excluding Tests. Besides, he has 65 wickets in 56 T20s at an average of 22.93.