Broad: We need something special

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England are a man down and are facing a target of in excess of 400 in Perth, but Stuart Broad is backing his side to pull off something special.

England are a man down and are facing a target of in excess of 400 in Perth, but Stuart Broad is backing his side to pull off something special.

Already 2-0 down in the Ashes series, England found themselves in deep trouble at stumps on day three on the third Test after Australia increased their lead to 369 with seven second-innings wickets still left on the back of David Warner's whirlwind 112.

To add insult to injury, England were without Broad's services in the field on Sunday as he picked up a foot injury after being yorked by Mitchell Johnson.

Despite facing an uphill task, the all-rounder believes England are not completely out of it.

"We've obviously had a tough day," he told <i>Sky Sports</i>.

"Bit of a frustrating morning losing those wickets and then obviously Australia batted fantastically well, but we've still a lot of belief in the changing room that we can do something special in this game.

"There are still two days left in this game. This team has done some special things in the last three or four years and we need something special over the next two days.

"We give a lot of credit to the Australian bowlers. They are running hard at us and not letting us score easily. They have stuck to their plans and it is unlike England not to score a hundred.

"The guys are disappointed but we have to improve in the second innings here and for the rest of the series. There is a lot of belief that things will change for us."

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