Whenever it comes to celebratory appeals during Leg Before Wicket (LBW) dismissals, there’s none like Stuart Broad. The sport has seen many instances of Broad being confident during appealing to the on-field umpire for a LBW decision.
During the second Test between England and New Zealand in Birmingham, Stuart Broad drew first blood in the second innings as he trapped New Zealand skipper Tom Latham plumb in front and continued his love affair of bowling to left-handers from around the wicket.
England were bundled out on 303 after Trent Boult and Matt Henry cleaned up the tail in the first hour of day two. While Henry ended Wood’s resistance, shattering his off stump, Trent Boult dismissed the duo of Stuart Broad and James Anderson.
New Zealand openers Tom Latham and Devon Conway started the second innings swiftly, scoring 14 runs in the first five overs. However, the brilliance of Broad coming round the wicket to a left-hander got the better of New Zealand skipper Tom Latham as he was trapped plumb in front after getting beaten on the inside edge.
Broad got another opportunity of a wicket, but he was denied due to the soft signal as there was quite an inconclusive evidence to overturn the on-field decision. Eventually, the TV Umpire chose to stick with the soft signal of not out and Conway got a lifeline.
Post that, the duo of Devon Conway and Will Young have steadied the ship for New Zealand and both are looking well set for a big score. While Conway has crossed the fifty-run mark, Young is currently finding his form and is reeling on a 90-ball 28. New Zealand are 97/1 after 36 overs and they’re still trailing by 206 runs.
Watch Stuart Broad celebratory appeal here:
YESSS @StuartBroad8 strikes! ☝️
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 11, 2021