Ashes: How Stuart Broad gained anti-hero status Down Under
We look back at the origins of Stuart Broad's anti-hero status Down Under.
Last Updated: 21/11/13 9:13am
Chris Rogers, David Warner, Shane Watson and Michael Clarke all fell to Broad during a blistering start to the series, while the 27-year-old then cleaned up Mitchell Johnson to end the day with 5-65.
Broad's bowling was crucial as Australia were limited to 273-8, with even the Brisbane fans who had booed him at the start applauding him as he left the at stumps.
And following his superb spell, we look back at the origins of his anti-hero status Down Under.
July 12: Broad chooses not to walk in the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge after being given not-out by umpire Aleem Dar, despite having edged a ball from Ashton Agar - via wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's gloves - to first slip. He goes on to make 65 in England's second innings, and a dramatic and controversial match ends in a 14-run home win.
August 21: On day one of the final Test at The Oval, Australia coach Darren Lehmann spectacularly breaks ranks - after a month of diplomacy on the issue - in an interview on Sydney-based radio station Triple M. He accuses Broad of "blatant cheating", and adds: "Certainly our players haven't forgotten - they're calling him everything under the sun as they go past ... I just hope the Australian public give it to him right from the word go for the whole summer, and I hope he cries and he goes home. I just hope everyone gets stuck into him because the way he's carried on and the way he's commented in public about it is ridiculous."
August 23: The International Cricket Council announce Lehmann will be fined 20 per cent of his match fee - around £2,000 - for his remarks about Broad.
August 26: One day after England complete their 3-0 Ashes series win, coach Andy Flower concedes they will be using extra security around the team on tour in Australia for the rematch - amid speculation that Broad in particular will be targeted by Australian crowds and media.
November 5: Still little more than a week into England's tour, long before hostilities begin in earnest at the Gabba, Melbourne-based company Googandjerra try to tap into the national antipathy to Broad by printing up a T-shirt. Its slogan, inside a circular Union Jack against a black background and next to a generic, tall left-handed batsman, reads: 'Never Forgive. Cheating is a Broad Church'.
November 19: Broad is described as a 'sook' - Aussie slang for sulk - by David Warner, the combative opener who received plenty of flak from English crowds himself last summer after punching Joe Root in a Birmingham bar. Broad was accused of having two hecklers removed from the SCG during the previous week's tour match, but strenuously denied any such incident.
November 21: On the morning of the first Test, Brisbane-based newspaper Courier Mail announces a 'Broad-banned' publicity stunt - his name will not be mentioned in reports, whatever his impact on the match. Instead they would refer to him as the "27-year-old English medium pacer". Broad, constantly booed throughout, responds with figures of 5-65 as Australia close day one on 273-8.