Sunday 15 December 2013 

Video - Broad Admits England Had 'Bad Day'

England all-rounder Stuart Broad admits that the third day of the third Ashes Test in Perth was a bad one for him and his side.

Broad will not bowl or field in the match after he was struck on the foot by Mitchell Johnson, who dismissed him leg before wicket as England were bowled out for 251.

Australia then closed on 235 for three, 369 runs ahead, but Broad has said he will bat if he is able to.

"Yeah, it's a bad one (bad day)," Broad said. "It's a bad one, there's no hiding away from that. We came in here this morning knowing that we had to get close to Australia and believing that we could."

Resuming on 180 for four, England knew they needed to get close to Australia's first innings score of 385 and Broad added that losing three wickets early on set them back.

"Losing those three wickets before the new ball was obviously very disappointing. We all wanted to build towards that new ball and then get through that new ball with an 'in' batsman and then build a score.

"So, losing three wickets before that new ball was even taken, then obviously Australia had the chance to blow the tail away."

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