'I felt like I was watching a computer game': Stuart Broad after England's big win against India

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 27, 2021, 02:05 PM(IST)

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Blistering century by Jonny Bairstow and a sensational 99-run knock by Ben Stokes made a mockery of the big target. 

Many predicted that it will be an uphill task for the English batting line up to chase a target of 337 runs set by Team India. However, the visitors surprised everyone as they chased the total with 39 balls to spare and six wickets in hand. 

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England fast bowler Stuart Broad lauded his team and said that it seemed like he watching a computer game. Blistering century by Jonny Bairstow and a sensational 99-run knock by Ben Stokes made a mockery of the big target. 

"It was astonishing, wasn’t it? It was great entertainment, brilliant skill, amazing power. I felt like I was watching a computer game, almost replays. I was like what… another one? Another one? And they weren’t just clearing ropes," Broad said on Sky Sports.

"The fielders did not stand a chance, did they? They were going 20 rows back. It was like they were having throwdowns and doing that range hitting and practice without a care in the world, doing it in an international game with the series on the line."

"It's really hard. Anytime you go for over a hundred, it's a brutal 10 isn't it? But that is how India set up. They do set up to bear an OK run rate in the first 30 overs - just around 4 and a half and then they look to explode with their power hitters at the end," Broad pointed out.

"Obviously, it was a disappointing match for the English bowlers but it was because we didn't manage to make the breakthroughs consistently through the middle period. I don't think it was massively over par to be honest. It looked like a very good pitch. Had England batted first, they could have gotten a similar score."

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