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Stump mic picks up Stuart Broad laying into Australia after run-out controversy

Stump mic picks up Stuart Broad laying into Australia after run-out controversy

Broad was unhappy with Australia's decision not to call Jonny Bairstow back on the fifth day of the Test at Lord's.

England star Stuart Broad ripped into Australia stars after Jonny Bairstow's controversial wicket, which was picked up by the stump mics.

The Ashes really sprung into action in a way they rarely do on Sunday afternoon when Bairstow was stumped by wicket keeper Alex Carey.

Bairstow believed that the ball was dead when the final ball of the over was bowled at his head and he let it past him into Carey's gloves.

He scraped his foot behind the crease and then walked down the pitch to talk to Ben Stokes, when the Australian wicket keeper knocked the bails off.

The England players couldn't believe what had happened but Aussie captain Pat Cummins decided against calling the batter back and reversing his appeal.

Fans were also annoyed with what had gone on with the Lord's crowd booing and calling the visiting team 'cheaters,' in scenes that looked more like they would be seen at Edgbaston.

Even those in the Long Room were giving it the Aussies and they went in for lunch, with Usman Khawaja having to be pulled away from a confrontation.

On the pitch Broad became the chief instigator of the battle as he ripped into Carey and Mitchell Starc, which was picked up by the mics.

Speaking to the man at the centre of the controversy, Broad said: "You'll forever be remembered for that," a deep burn indeed.

Broad clearly wasn't happy, also confronting David Warner. Image: Getty
Broad clearly wasn't happy, also confronting David Warner. Image: Getty

Carey and Steve Smith dropped chances for catches and then Starc was the latest to put one down, this time off his own bowling.

At the non-striker's end Broad again took the opportunity to have a dig at his rivals, chirping up with: "Do you think that ones out?", after the quick bowler had shelled a chance.

The fast bowler was unhappy to find out that he was no longer the Australian's number one enemy on the England team after the first Test.

Ollie Robinson's send off of Khawaja at Edgbaston led to the press Down Under to call the bowler out and one referenced to him as the 'number one villain.'

The second all time top wicket taker for quick bowlers wasn't happy to find out he'd lost the moniker to his teammate, replying: No1 Villain?! I can't have lost that tag already can I?! Disappointing," he may have it back now...

Featured Image Credit: BBC Sport

Topics: Cricket, England, Australia