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Broad hails England effort
Article posted: 26 March 2013

It was an amazing effort and shows the character, fight and determination we’ve got in the changing room

- Stuart Broad

Stuart Broad saluted the spirit of the England dressing room as the tourists produced a spirited final day performance to save the third Test against New Zealand in Auckland and clinch a 0-0 series draw.

Broad was one of the heroes, batting for more than two hours - his longest Test innings since the Lord's Test against India in July 2011 - as England navigated the 90 overs required in order to clinch a draw.

"To get through is an amazing feeling," said the 26-year-old. "To get a draw when New Zealand outplayed us in this Test match is fantastic.

"It was an amazing effort from all of us to survive that Test match and to leave New Zealand with a Twenty20 series win, a one-day series win and a draw on three pretty flat wickets. We’re pretty happy in there."

Broad hailed the attitude of his team-mates. "What it shows is the character, fight and determination we’ve got in the changing room," he said.

"Coming into the day, anyone outside the four walls of that changing room gave us no chance. Realistically, if I was sat on the couch at home, I would have thought the same. But I know the steely determination we’ve got. We were desperate to cling on and we showed that."

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