Freddie Flintoff, Sir Ian Botham and David Lloyd have defended Stuart Broad for not walking after he apparently edged an Ashton Agar ball to a fielder but the umpire decided not to dismiss him.
Well played England ...... And please let's not be talking about walking especially if your Australian ....! Since when ???
Staggering stuff on here re S Broad ...just check every other International cricketer .any nation ...do they 'walk' ...thought so
England will start day four of the first Ashes test with a healthy lead of 261 runs against Australia at Trent Bridge.
Ian Bell and Stuart Broad shared an unbroken century partnership to lift England to 326 for six on a compelling third day.
However, Friday's play was not without controversy as Broad, who is currently 47 not out, edged young spinner Ashton Agar to Michael Clarke at first slip via the gloves of wicketkeeper Brad Haddin.
Umpire Aleem Dar did not give the all-rounder out and he refused to 'walk'. That left the tourists, who had used up their two referrals, fuming.
England reached 326 for six on day three in the first Ashes Test, a lead of 261.
Ian Bell and Stuart Broad enjoyed a partnership of 108. Bell is five runs away from an 18th Test hundred.
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England ended the third day of the first Ashes Test with a commanding lead after Ian Bell and Stuart Broad shared a brilliant seventh-wicket partnership.
The hosts ended the day on 326/6 - a lead of 261 - with Ian Bell hitting 95 not out and Stuart Broad on an unbeaten 47 at Trent Bridge.
Highlights from the afternoon session of the third day of the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge, where Ian Bell and Stuart Broad batted England into a strong position.
Ian Bell and Stuart Broad put on a vital partnership as England's lead over Australia passed 200 in the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.
Bell and Broad are currently at the crease building a patient 66-run partnership, putting the hosts on 284-6 in their second innings - a lead of 219.
Bell is England's top scorer in the innings on 71 not out, while Broad is 30 not out.
Feeling hot at Trent Bridge today and tomorrow with temperatures near the 28C mark.
It will feel a touch muggy tomorrow. The heat and slight humidity will be enough to trigger a chance of hit and miss hefty showers across the Midlands - with a risk of thunder.
Fear not - there'll still be plenty of play.
A touch more comfortable come Sunday as it will feel fresher.
Australia's Ashton Agar took a major scalp as his first Test wicket on the third day of the Ashes, bowling out England captain Alastair Cook for 50.
Nineteen-year-old Agar made the highest ever batting score for a number 11 on his Test debut on Thursday.
Shortly before, Kevin Pietersen was out for 64 bowled by Australia's James Pattinson.
Kevin Pieterson has been bowled out by James Pattinson for 64. England is currently 121-3 on day 2 of the Ashes series.
The third day of the first Ashes Test is underway with England captain Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen aiming to bat away Australia who led the first innings 280-215.