In a fairytale finish to his Test career, veteran England pacer Stuart Broad helped his country win the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval in London. Ben Stokes and company outperformed Australia by 49 runs on Day 5 of the fifth Test to tie the series (2-2).
Notably, Broad took two wickets, one of which came on the game’s penultimate ball when he sent Todd Murphy running to the pavilion. The veteran said it was amazing to win the Ashes Test with the last ball wicket when he was asked about his last wicket. In his lengthy Test career, the 37-year-old finished strong with 604 wickets at an average of 27.68 from 167 games.
“It was fantastic in every way. The crowd was astounding. We immediately got on the back of that since it was so loud. Two wickets for the team is a really noteworthy contribution. “To take a wicket to win an Ashes Test match is pretty cool because when you make that choice, you never know what your last ball will be,” Broad told Sky Sports.
Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali, in my opinion, set the tone in an incredibly unbelievable way: Broad
Broad gave additional praise to Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes for their efforts during the fifth Test. In his opinion, Woakes did a great job by removing star Australian batter Steve Smith. A special mention should also be made to Ali, who despite having a groin strain bowled 23 overs for three wickets.
“I think Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali were incredible set the tone. Woakesy managed to get rid of a few bowlers, including Steve Smith, who has always been a joy to play against. We really began to believe once we had a couple, the lanky pacer continued.
We’ve played a lot of games together, and although Moeen hasn’t formally said he’s going on, he’s been such a good friend. It would be a dream come true for him to put in that performance and aid England in winning an Ashes Test match, the 37-year-old continued.