Thursday 7 August 2014 

Video - 'It Felt Like Every Ball We Could Get A Wicket'

Watch as England fast bowler Stuart Broad describes the role conditions played in his side's ability to dismiss India cheaply on day one of the fourth Test at Emirates Old Trafford.

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India were dismissed for 152 having been struggling at eight for four in the first hour and Broad would go on to finish with figures of six for 25.

England closed the day on 113 for three but Broad revealed that after India won the toss and chose to bat, early cloud cover gave England a huge advantage.

Knee Surgery For Broad

Broad has confirmed that he will undergo knee surgery after the end of either the Test or One-Day International series against India.

The surgery will keep him out for up to three months and he is hoping of being back to full fitness in time for the 2015 World Cup, which begins in February.

"First of all with the nicks carrying it's a huge advantage," Broad began.

"If you get an error from a batsman you catch it it's out. That was a big advantage for us. It swung really nicely for us.

"You could really tell a difference when the sun came out. When (Ravichandran) Ashwin and (M.S.) Dhoni batted the sun was out and when we batted this evening the zip sort of just goes out the wicket.

"The first hour was as good bowling conditions as you get. It felt like every ball we could get a wicket."

India moved to eight without loss before losing four wickets in 12 balls without adding a run and Broad says he can't remember being involved in a passage of play like it, or at least not so early in a game.

"It happened so quickly for us and all pretty decent balls as well. It's not like the Indian batsmen will be kicking themselves for playing poor shots," he said.

"Certainly Jimmy's two wickets they certainly had to play at.

"It was good bowling and as I say eight for four, I can't remember playing in a Test match we've knocked the top order over like that."

Video courtesy of SNTV

© Cricket World 2014

Fixtures & Results

9th-13th July: 1st Test, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 457 & 391-9 dec. (Binny 78) drew with
England 496 (Root 154no, Anderson 81)
17th-21st July: 2nd Test, Lord's, London
India 295 & 342 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 68) beat
England 319 & 223 (Sharma 7-74) by 95 runs
27th-31st July: 3rd Test, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
England 569-7 dec. & 205-4 dec. beat
India 330 & 178 (Ali 6-67) by 266 runs
7th-11th August: 4th Test, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 367 (Root 77, Buttler 70) beat
India 152 & 166 by an innings & 54 runs
15th-19th August: 5th Test, The Kia Oval, London
England 486 (Root 149no, Cook 79) beat
India 148 & 94 by an innings & 244 runs
25th August: 1st ODI, Bristol
Match abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain
27th August: 2nd ODI, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
India 304-6 (Raina 100, Woakes 4-52) beat
England 161 (Jadeja 4-28) by 133 runs (D/L)
30th August: 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 228-4 (Rayudu 64no) beat
England 227 (Cook 44) by six wickets
2nd September: 4th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
India 212-1 (Rahane 106, Dhawan 97no) beat
England 206 (Moeen Ali 67) by nine wickets
5th September: 5th ODI, Headingley, Leeds
England 294-7 (Root 113, Buttler 49) beat
India 253 (Jadeja 87) by 41 runs
7th September: T20I, Edgbaston, Birmingham
England 180-7 (Morgan 71, Hales 40)
India 177-5 (Kohli 66) by three runs