England's Broad takes hat-trick

2011-07-30 18:37

Nottingham - Stuart Broad took a hat trick for England on the second day of the second Test against India at Trent Bridge on Saturday.

Broad had Mahendra Singh Dhoni caught by James Anderson at second slip for 5, before trapping Harbhajan Singh lbw next ball. Praveen Kumar faced the hat trick ball and was clean bowled by a ball that jagged back off the seam.

Tim Bresnan removed Rahul Dravid, who top-scored with 117, three balls later for India to lose four wickets for zero runs. India slumped to 273-9 to lead by 52 runs on the first innings.

Broad actually took four wickets in eight balls, first having Suresh Raina caught behind for 62 before his hat-trick in a new spell.


  • Democrat - 2011-07-30 22:50

    It was a rank bad decision by Marais Erasmus that led to Harbhajan Singh losing his wicket, being given out leg before when the ball came off a thick inside edge onto his pad. So, if I was Stuart Broad, I wouldn't be too proud of the feat of taking a hat trick in a test.

  • vivienne berry - 2011-07-31 09:26

    indias fault democrat,i knew this would happen,i guess broad will be proud of the way he bowled,not his hat trick,

      Bob - 2011-07-31 13:14

      Vivienne, absolutely correct, it was India that didn't want the LBW desicion's questioned by the third umpire, I mean why wouldn't they want it reviewed, obviously thought it would be to their disadvantage, so what you are saying Democrat is if a batsman is plumb LBW for some score below 100 and not given out he should not feel proud if he goes on to make a 100, what rubbish, I reckon a lot of 100's scored are achieved after a "let off", great hat trick Broadey.

  • Thrive - 2011-07-31 10:46

    Broad can be very proud of his hat trick. The umpire gave the batsman out, not Broad! His hat trick is in the record books where it deserves to be.

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