Stuart Broad rips through South Africa
Article posted: 16 January 2016
When he's hot, Broad's roasting. And when he has those moments he just flies through teams.
Stuart Broad tore through South Africa with six wickets – including a 31-ball spell that saw him take five wickets for just one run – as England won the third Test in style.
It was the seventh time Stuart has taken five or more Test wickets in a single spell as South Africa were bowled out in their second innings for just 83.
Joe Root, who made 110 in England’s first innings, was seven not out as England completed a win that moves them into an unassailable 2-0 lead going into the fourth and final Test.
Speaking to the BBC, former England captain Michael Vaughan said: “Broad just keeps producing these spells. He's just got that X-factor, when he gets in rhythm on any surface, that knack of taking wickets.
"When he's hot, he's roasting. And when he has those moments he just flies through teams."
Ex-England batsman Geoffrey Boycott added: “Broad bowled with wonderful pace, rhythm, accuracy; he cut the ball, made it bounce - and he fully deserved it. One or two of those balls might have got anybody out."