Broad in disbelief after Trent Bridge eight


After taking a career-best eight for 15 as they bowled Australia out for just 60 in the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge, England fast bower Stuart Broad admitted he was in disbelief.

The Aussies were dismissed 20 minutes before lunch on the first day with Broad, in the absence of bowling spearhead James Anderson through injury, leading from the front.

Broad, who came into the game on 299 Test wickets, started the rot for the visitors in the first over of the match when he got rid of opener Chris Rogers and number three Smith after his skipper Alastair Cook won the toss and chose to bowl.

Only Australia skipper Michael Clarke (10) and bowler Mitchell Johnson (13) made scores in double figures while the extras was the innings top-scorer with 14.

England held on to all the catches that came their way during the innings, with allrounder Ben Stokes taking a breathtaking catch at gully off Broad to dismiss Adam Voges.

Broad told Sky Sports: "It's pretty unbelievable really. It hasn't sunk in. All our talk this week has been about us, making sure we focus on our own game.

"We said as a unit today, 'yes we've won the toss, but don't chase the game. Trent Bridge will offer you something from full of a length.' I thought the way we bowled as a unit – and the way we caught – was special.

"I mean Ben Stokes' catch – I couldn't believe it when that went in."

On reaching the 300-wicket milestone, he said: "It's one of those things that you try not to think too much about. But obviously, going to bed last night, you're hoping to get it early so it's off your mind.

"So, to get it third ball was a delight."

England currently lead the five-match Ashes series two-one so only need to win this Test to regain the urn.