Ashes 2015: The stats and facts behind incredible morning that sees Australia bowled out by England for 60 runs

England took five wickets for just 21 runs of the first day of the Fourth Test at Trent Bridge

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England have made a unbelievable start to the fourth Ashes Test, bowling Australia out for just 60 in the 19th over, as Stuart Broad took 8/15 in 9.3 continuous overs of destructive seam bowling.

For those lucky enough to be watching, it was a record breaking morning of Test match cricket.

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Here are the stats that reveal just how good a start to the match Alastair Cook’s side have enjoyed:

• When Stuart Broad reduced Australia to 4/15 after 2.4 overs, it was the earliest a fifth wicket has ever fallen in a Test match.

• The fifth wicket, eight balls later, was also the earliest a fifth wicket has ever fallen in a Test match.

• Chris Rogers’ dismissal for 0, caught by Cook in the third over of the game, was the first duck of his Test career.

• David Warner’s duck was only the fifth of his career, although it was the seventh for Shaun Marsh in only his 15th Test.

• Broad’s 19 ball five-fer is the equal fastest by a bowler in his opening spell, tying the record set by Ernie Toshack for Australia against India at the Gabba in 1947.

• It was however the fastest Ashes five wicket haul by a bowler in their opening spell, beating Hugh Trumble’s 23 ball effort against England at the MCG in 1904.

• Only one man in history has a better Test 8-for than Broad’s 8/15, George Lohmann, who took 8 for 7 against South Africa in 1896

• Australia were all out in 111 balls - the fewest amount for a first innings in Test history, and the seventh shortest completed Test innings in history.


England meanwhile made a better fist of the start of their innings, going into lunch 13/0 after 3 overs.