Get on with the batting and shut up: Umpire scolds Stuart Broad during England’s 1st innings at Edgbaston

England’s Stuart Broad was scolded by umpire Richard Kettleborough in his five ball stay after he went to complain about short balls bowled to him by Jasprit Bumrah.

Stuart Broad directs proceedings at Edgbaston. (Courtesy: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • England are in a great position ahead of the final day at Edgbaston
  • India dominated the first three days of the Test match
  • Stuart Broad picked three wickets in this Test match

England fast bowler Stuart Broad was scolded by umpire Richard Kettleborough in the fifth Test match at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground. The incident occurred while England were batting in the first innings and Stuart Broad went to umpire Kettleborough to complain about short balls bowled to him by Indian captain Jasprit Bumrah.

Broad, who stayed for just five balls in the crease during England’s reply to India’s 416, was told to shut up by the umpire.

“Let us do the umpiring – you do the batting, alright?” Kettleborough said.

“Otherwise you’re going to get into trouble again. One for the over. Broady! Broady! Get on with the batting and shut up,” the umpire asked Broad to stop moaning.

Broad was hoping to get an advantage in the situation, hoping to make a case on the grounds of intimidatory bowling, but instead was sent back with a warning from the Englishman, who stood his ground.

Since the incident, England have taken huge strides in levelling the Test match and ahead of Day 5, need just 119 runs to win with seven wickets in hand. The team, chasing a mammoth target of 378 runs in the fourth innings of the game, got off to a great start owing to their openers Alex Lees and Zack Crawley. After the dismissal of those two, former captain Joe Root handled the batting order alongside Jonny Bairstow. Both batsmen closed the day on their individual 70s and would hope to take England home on Day 5.

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