Broad joins elite band
Stuart Broad put himself in elite company as one of just seven men in the history of Test cricket with a five-wicket haul and a century at Lord's on their CV.
Broad's six for 72 on day one of the Investec series against the West Indies helped restrict the tourists to 243 for nine, despite Shivnarine Chanderpaul's unbeaten 87.
It also put him in the same bracket as his former team-mate Andrew Flintoff, and England's greatest all-rounder Ian Botham - among others - following his career-best 169 against Pakistan at the home of cricket two years ago. "Following 'Freddie' and 'Beefy' in the England dressing room is a huge honour," he said.
Broad is delighted with his own performance, and England's too so far here.
"More important today is to have got nine wickets on the first day of the Test. Winning the toss and bowling, you're thinking 'Can you bowl them out for a hundred?'
"But you know Lord's is never like that. It's a bit of a patience game. We were aiming for seven wickets in the day ... to pick up nine, we're delighted."
Broad was wicketless in the first session, and it was James Anderson who deservedly fared best with the new ball.
"We probably didn't start as well as we could have done, with the standards we set," he said.
"Certainly I got driven too much, which probably came from the wicket being a lot slower than we imagined at the start - so we were probably searching for a nick.
"But the thing that pleased me most about today is that, after I didn't start that well in the first session, I managed to drag my length just a little bit back to make it more dangerous to drive. Maybe a couple of years ago, I didn't have the wisdom to do that."
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