A bowling all-rounder from England with a batting average of 24 recorded the 4th highest impact batting performance in his country’s Test cricket history. 

Stuart Broad ranks in at number 187 in batting averages in Test cricket (minimum of 50 Tests) . He did something special on the 27th and 28th of August, 2010 at Lord’s.

It was the fourth Test against Pakistan (England led 2-1) and the hosts, put in, were in tatters at 102-7 before Broad joined Trott at the crease. The pair put together a world-record 8th wicket stand of 332 as England amassed 446. Broad contributed a handsome 169. Trott was the last man dismissed on 184. The third best score for England in the innings was 22. Pakistan were skittled for 74 and 147 handing the hosts a massive innings win and with it the series.

Stuart Broad’s 169 registers as the 125th highest score but the 4th highest impact batting performance in England’s Test cricket history.

Broad scored a high proportion of runs in the match ( Runs Tally Impact ) and also absorbed pressure (of falling wickets) brilliantly – the reasons for this performance having the 9th highest batting impact in Test cricket history.



Nikhil Narain

NOTE: This piece is up-to-date as of August 2016