Broad, Root & more: Twitter reacts as England win The Ashes

Stuart Broad, Joe Root and Matt Prior all tweet their thoughts after England win the Ashes thanks to a fourth Test win in Durham

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James Anderson, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad & Matt Prior celebrate Photo: Twitter/Stuart Broad

Stuart Broad took an incredible 11-match wickets as England beat Australia by 74 runs in the fourth Test to win the Ashes in Durham.

The 27-year-old England bowler picked up seven scalps as Australia collapsed from 168-2 to 224 all out after tea to hand England a 3-0 lead in the series.

Here is a selection of The Sport Review’s favourite tweets as Alastair Cook’s men won their third successive Ashes series.

England’s man-of-the-match Stuart Broad ‏(@StuartBroad8): “What an amazing Test match win! Love these guys! #england #ashes”

All-rounder Tim Bresnan ‏(@timbresnan) is left stunned: “Honestly speechless. Can’t believe what just happened. Unbelievable tekkers from @StuartBroad8!”

England wicket-keeper Matt Prior ‏(@MattPrior13) also hails Broad: “So proud of the lads! Belly amazing again and my mate @StuartBroad8 was just epic! Showed his class and changed the day. Amazing effort!”

Youngster Joe Root ‏(@joeroot05) is planning to celebrate in style: “Ashes baby! Woooooooow #5pmsomewhere”

Former England bowler Phil Tufnell ‏(@philtufnell) congratulates the current side: “Wahey! Congratulations to the England boys on winning the Ashes. Brilliant.”

Ex-batsman Mark Butcher (‏@markbutcher72) pays credit to the Aussies: “Not easy chasing 300 to win in the final innings of a test… #flyfishing”

A disappointed Graham Onions ‏(@BunnyOnions) tweets his thoughts: “Did anyone else have goose bumps watching that final wicket go down? Imagining how good it would have been to play at ‘my home of cricket’”

Football legend Gary Lineker (‏@GaryLineker) is happy: “England win the Ashes!”

Former Red Rose rugby captain Will Carling ‏(@willcarling) praises England’s composure: “Well played England. Superb bowling Broad. Great composure when under pressure before the collapse came. Ashes series won. #Ashes #great”

Ex-Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann (‏@DietmarHamann) hails England’s key men: “Well done England. Outstanding from Bell and Broad.”

Aston Villa legend Gareth Southgate ‏(@GarethSouthgate) enjoyed a day at the cricket: “Cracking day at Durham. Bags of runs, hatful of wickets, own body weight in fish n chips. Marvellous. Well played England #Ashes”

Finally, Manchester United legend Phil Neville (‏@fizzer18) engages in some friendly banter: “Hello @Tim_Cahill just checking you’re still with us #ashes”

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