Broad inspires England to Ashes triumph
Article posted: 13 August 2013
The energy out there was fantastic - it was definitely all about adrenaline for me
Stuart Broad recorded the finest match figures of his career to inspire England to a 74-run win over Australia in the fourth Test and seal victory in the Investec Ashes.
Broad, who claimed five wickets in the first innings, took a further six in a remarkable evening session to propel the hosts to an unassailable 3-0 series lead.
The 27-year-old finished with figures of 11-21 and was deservedly named as the man of the match.
"We had a real determination to win the Ashes series," said Broad, who was joined in the England side by ISM stablemates Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root. "It was a very special afternoon.
"The energy out there was fantastic. It was definitely all about adrenaline for me. I just found a rhythm at the end and I wanted to be more aggressive."
It was the first time since the 1950s that England beaten their rivals in three successive series. "The guys were really proud walking into the changing room," said Broad.
"There are some guys who have won three from three and there is a real hunger to achieve more.
"There are one or two guys who could win one more Ashes series and be a leading player in England history. It is a special era to play in."
The fifth and final Test gets under way at the Oval on August 21.
Click HERE for a full match report.