Monday 30 August 2010 

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Stuart Broad

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Stuart Broad
Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Stuart Broad
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England all-rounder Stuart Broad has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after scoring a maiden Test century at Lord's in his side's against Pakistan.

Broad scored a priceless 169 to help lift England from the depths of 102 for seven in their first innings to a score of 446 all out, sharing a record eighth-wicket partnership of 332 with Jonathan Trott, who made 184.

Broad's first century in any form of cricket came from 159 balls and in the process he passed 1000 runs in Test cricket, going on to hit 19 fours and one six to set up a match-winning score.

England then bowled Pakistan out for 74 and 147 to win the game by an innings and 225 runs - Pakistan's heaviest defeat in their history.

Broad's contribution with the ball was to have Yasir Hameed caught behind and Mohammad Yousuf bowled with a yorker in the first innings as he returned two for ten in six overs before taking the wicket of Imran Farhat in the second innings to grab figures of one for 24 in six overs.

Other contenders for the weekly award included Trott, Graeme Swann, Tissara Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Virender Sehwag.

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