Stuart Broad took 6 for 25 which skittled the Indian batting order © Getty Images
Stuart Broad took 6 for 25 which skittled the Indian batting order © Getty Images

 

Aug 9, 2014

 

England paceman Stuart Broad thought that it was a bad toss to lose before the start of play on the first day of the 4th Test at Manchester against India.

 

Broad eneded up with picking up six valuable Indian wickets which helped England to restrict India for only 152 runs, after MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat first, sky sports reported.

 

The Old Trafford wicket was expected to favour the batsmen initially but Broad and his fellow teammate James Anderson ran through the Indian batting line order. Indians later on realised that their decision horribly went wrong. India did manage to enter the record books as six Indian batsmen were dismissed for ducks before England reached 113 for 3 at the stumps on first day at Old Trafford.

 

“It was a brilliant day and we’re in an extremely strong position,” said Stuart Broad. He further added, “But I must admit I was a little bit disappointed when we lost the toss just on previous knowledge that Australia got 570 batting first here last year, I just assumed it would play like that.”