Broad rips through Australia in Nottingham


Paceman Stuart Broad ripped through Australia's batting line-up, recording figures of eight for 15, as England bowled their visitors out for just 60, twenty minutes before lunch on the first day at Trent Bridge in the fourth Ashes Test.

After England captain Alastair Cook won the toss an chose to bowl, he could not have imagined that his decision would be vindicated so beautifully by his bowlers, Broad in particular.

It started in the first over when Broad had opener Chris Rogers and Steve Smith caught in slips and the Aussies just never recovered from their start.

Only Aussie skipper Michael Clarke (10) and Mitchell Johnson (13) made double-figures in the innings while 'Extras' was the top-scorer with 14.

A number of records went down with Broad becoming the fifth English bowler to take 300 Test wickets while also recording his best figures in Test cricket, and the best bowling figures in Ashes cricket.

Broad also became the quickest bowler to take five wickets in a Test innings, only needing 19 balls.

With England two-one to the good in the series, Australia will need a monumental effort to get back in the game and try and retain the urn.

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