Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Stuart Fires Broadside at Vaughan as England Hit Back in Test

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Stuart Fires Broadside at Vaughan as England Hit Back in Test

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STUART Broad admits he was angered by his former captain Michael Vaughan's criticism before the second Test - and so had to ring him to clear the air.

Vaughan suggested in both his newspaper column and BBC radio programme that England should consider dropping either Broad or his record-breaking pace partner, Lancashire's James Anderson at Headingley.

On day one of a Test England must win to avoid series defeat, they both took three wickets - as did Chris Woakes - to bowl Pakistan out for 174.

After England had then closed on 106-2 - with Lancashire's Keaton Jennings making 29 on his return to the side, Broad confirmed he had taken Vaughan to task.

"You get used to both positive and negative opinions, but sometimes I don't think it is justified," he said. "This time, it did anger me a little bit - because I thought it was a bit unfair, and a bit targeted really. …

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