The Ashes

England's Stuart Broad waves at fans as he walks off the field at the end of the first day's play of the first Ashes cricket test. Photo: Reuters

Stuart Broad defies boos to put England on top in Ashes

England’s Stuart Broad hit back  at booing fans with a devastating five-wicket haul Thursday but Brad Haddin’s  fighting knock kept Australian hopes alive in a compelling start to the Ashes  Tests.