Jul 4, 2022, 08:38 IST

James Anderson breaks his silence on Broad’s 35 run over against India


James Anderson and Stuart Broad for years have rattled the opposition with their swing and accuracy. The two have picked over 1200 international wickets while sharing the new ball for over a decade now. The 36 year old Broad is also famous for going into the record books twice against the same opposition after he was carted around the park on each occasion.

Story as it happened –

Jasprit Bumrah on Saturday, wrote his name in the history books as he scored 29 runs with the bat of a single over from Broad. The 84th over of India’s saw Broad concede 35 runs which was a record in test cricket. This over broke the 28 runs Lara had scored in 2003 test against South Africa at Johannesburg.

Broad hits the headlines against India again after 15 years –

Broad with the ball has had some good moments against India, he picked a hattrick in 2011 at the same ground. In 2014 he bowled a spell to remember to bowl out India in the Manchester test. In 2007 though, he was carted around the park by Yuvraj Singh for 36 runs at Durban during the 2007 T20 world cup.

James Anderson has his say on Broad’s over of infamy –

For years now Anderson and Broad have formed a lethal new ball pairing. The 39 year old from Lancashire finally broke his silence about his new ball partner. Anderson while speaking to ESPN CRICINFO said “Yeah, it is just one of those things. On another day one of those top edges goes straight to hand. If that gets taken nobody talks about the over. I thought it was pretty unlucky. There are plenty of top edges, and a couple of good shots but that’s the one Ben wanted Broady to go with. Broady stuck to it and on another day when the luck was with Stuart an edge probably would have gone to hand”

Bowling to tailenders a challenge – Anderson

Anderson best knows how it feels to thwart an opposing team, he first made headlines for his batting by blocking an hour against Australia during the Cardiff test along with Monty Panesar. Anderson also scored 81 as he frustrated the Indian bowlers with a long 11th wicket stand with Root in the Nottingham test of 2014. Speaking about tailenders becoming a nuisance with the bat Anderson said “ Sometimes it can be easier to bowl at top-order bats to be honest. I do remember a few balls to Siraj: he tried to hit two out of the ground and the next one played a perfect forward defence. It can be tricky to get into a rhythm against them. You’ve just got to try and back yourself that your best ball will get them out eventually.”