The Ashes: Broad embarrasses Aussies on day 1 at Trent BridgeAugust 6, 2015
England bowler Stuart Broad surprised even himself; his staggering figures sent the Australians to an early downfall in a dramatic opening day of the 4th Ashes Test at Trent Bridge. The visitors struggled hard when they were bowled out for only 60 in the first innings (that’s right, 60), the lowest Ashes score for Australia since 1936. The affair lasted an hour and 40 minutes, the shortest first innings of all time. Englishman Stuart Broad, who replaces the injured Jimmy Anderson, took a career-best 8/15 from 9.3 overs, the third-best Ashes figures for England. No doubt, the hosts’ reply was an easy one: 274/4 at close of play on day 1. A 4th wicket stand of 173 was made between Joe Root (124 not out) and Jonny Bairstow (74). Skipper Alastair Cook was dismissed for 43. Bowling for Australia, Mitchell Starc picked up 3/73 from 17 overs. England lead by 214 runs with 6 wickets remaining.
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