A video of referee Richard Kettleborough asking Stuart Broad to “continue hitting and keeping quiet” during the fifth test between India and England at Edgbaston in Birmingham has gone viral. In the video, an angry umpire Kettleborough could be heard telling Broad, “Let’s do the umpires and you do the trick, okay? Or you’ll be in trouble again. One for the over.” Broad, however, kept chirping, which didn’t sit well with umpire Kettleborough. “Broady! Broady! Continue hitting and shut up,” the umpire said.
The incident took place on Day 3 of the fifth Test when Broad was hitting Sam Billings in the middle. The English fast bowler was fired for 1 by Mohammed Siraj. This was a mixed test match for Broad. He hit his milestone of 550 Test wickets in India’s first innings, but also set the unwelcome record for conceding the most runs (35) in an over in the game’s longest format when Jasprit Bumrah struck used to be.
Watch video: England’s Stuart Broad scolded by umpire Kettleborough
The right-arm pacer then took the crucial wickets of Hanuma Vihari (11) and Cheteshwar Pujara (66) in India’s second innings. The test match is currently slightly tilted towards the host after they made an excellent comeback on Day 4.
Root and Jonny Bairstow crushed the undefeated 1950s to boost England’s hopes of a record 378-run chase. England got off to a flying start before the loss of three quick wickets forced them on the back foot.
Root, hitting at 76, paired with Bairstow in a 150-run tie for the unbroken fourth wicket to put England’s pursuit back on track. England were 259-3 at stumps and needed 119 for a series-levelling win on Tuesday. Bairstow, dropped on 14 in the slip, didn’t finish his first-innings century with a combative 72.
England’s most successful pursuit came in 2019 when they racked up a 359-run goal in an Ashes test against Australia following Stokes’ brilliant century of unbeaten run.
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