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Stuart Broad admitted he enjoyed his battle with the Australia squad and fans as England finished the opening day of the first Test in Brisbane on top.
A record seventh wicket stand at the Gabba against England followed as the duo picked their shots.
"After losing the toss on what I felt was a belting batting wicket, to take eight wickets in a day we have put ourselves in a really strong position.
Johnson, who became Broad's fifth victim of day and his 50th wicket in 2013, said: "Stuart Broad ripped through us at the start but we fought back really hard.
"We have had a good day as an England side, we are really chuffed with it," he added.
"Brad and myself put on a nice partnership of 100 and that was a really important part of the day.
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"It was nice to come away with picking up some wickets as it was one of those days where you could doubt yourself and walk away with 0 100 after getting abused all day so it feels better to have five fer.
And Broad insists the team are delighted with their efforts on a what looked a flat surface.
"It's been hard work. We've not been used to these conditions on this trip so there are a lot of tired guys in the changing room but some very happy ones."
Broad had been targeted by the Australian media and fans in the build up to the Ashes for failing to walk at Trent Bridge during the summer series.
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"We are definitely back in the game. We've got a morning to bat. We're 273 and, with a slow outfield, I think we are about where we should be with all those wickets down.
"The short ball has always been a strength of mine, I feel I have decent control of the height I can get it," said Broad.
"I had prepared myself for a little bit of stick and boos but I quite enjoyed it.
"With the two short legs it was a bit of a plan early doors and I managed to get it spot on, so I am delighted that it worked."
"Obviously there's been a lot of build up to this tour and a lot of talk, but we know within the changing room it is about preparing ourselves for the skills you need for Test cricket," he told Sky Sports.
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Australia looked unlikely to reach 200 when Johnson first came to the crease, however the 32 year old and wicketkeeper Haddin turned the tide.
"I kept it pretty clear in my mind to have good intent," said Johnson. "When there was a bad ball there I just tried to score off it but when they bowled the good balls I just defended or played the right shots.
The England attack, though, stuck to their task and were rewarded late in the day with the new ball.
England had reduced Australia to 132 6 at one stage only for Brad Haddin and Mitchell Johnson to stage a lower order recovery.
Clear mind"It is very important tomorrow to score some more runs, get over the 300 mark and then assess things from there."
"I think we put everything else aside and just focused on that.
Broad had claimed the first four wickets of the day to fall, with the scalp of Michael Clarke (1) the pick the Australia skipper caught by Ian Bell off a short delivery from the 27 year old.
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