Australia's 60 and its place in history

England have ensured Australia's 2015 Ashes team at Trent Bridge will be remembered for years to come

By the numbers

111- The number of balls England needed to dismiss Australia, making it the shortest first innings in Test history. The previous record was 113 balls, also by England against Australia at Lord’s in 1896.


One of the many interesting tweets from day one

4 – The number of times a team has been dismissed before lunch on the first day of a Test. Australia is the only team to feature in this list twice. They were also bowled out before lunch at Lord’s in 1896. The other two teams to have lost 10 wickets before lunch are India against South Africa at Ahmedabad in 2008 and New Zealand against South Africa at Cape Town in 2013.

60 – It is Australia’s joint-seventh lowest total in Tests and lowest against England in 79 years. Nine of Australia’s lowest 10 totals have come against England. The odd one out is the 47 against South Africa at Cape Town in 2011. Interestingly, Australia’s lowest innings total in a Test they won is also 60 – against England at Lord’s in 1888.

19 – The number of balls Stuart Broad needed to complete his five-fer, the joint-quickest five-wicket haul in terms of legitimate deliveries bowled. Broad leveled with Australia’s left-arm pacer Ernie Toshack, who had claimed 5 wickets in 2.3 overs against India at the Gabba in 1947 (that match had eight-ball overs).  However, the record for least balls required to claim five wickets at any stage of an innings is 13 by Monty Noble and Jim Laker.

Watch: Broad takes 8-15 on incredible first morning

8-15 – Stuart Broad’s figures in the innings are the best by an England fast bowler against Australia. The only Englishman to have better figures than Broad in an Ashes Test was the off-spinner Jim Laker, who claimed 9-37 and 10-53 at Old Trafford in 1956. Broad’s figures are also the best at Nottingham.

29 – The number of bowlers who have taken 300 wickets in Tests. Stuart Broad joined the club in first over the match when he dismissed Chris Rogers. Broad is the fourth from England to reach this milestone. The other three are Fred Trueman, Bob Willis, Ian Botham and James Anderson. England have never played a Test with two 300-wicket bowlers. It would have been the first instance had Anderson not missed the match due to injury.

7 – The number of times Australia have lost both opening batsmen for a duck in the same innings. Last time it happened was over 15 years ago against Sri Lanka at Kandy. The last time they lost both openers on 0 against England was at Brisbane in 1950 and they went on to win that match by 70 runs.

45 – The number of innings Chris Rogers played before scoring the maiden duck of his Test career. Only two Aussies have played more innings than him before registering their first duck – Alan Davidson (51) and Michael Clarke (46).

Watch: An incredible opening two overs at Trent Bridge

33 – The number of balls Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood faced in their 10th-wicket partnership, the longest stand of Australia’s innings. No other pair managed to survive more than 20 balls.

3 – The number of times 'Extras' have been the top scorer in an Australia innings; 14 out of Australia’s 60 came through 'Extras' with the next top-scorer being Mitchell Johnson (13). The previous two occasions for Australia where the sundries dominated were; 53 'Extras' by West Indies at Georgetown in 1991 and 36 again by West Indies at St John’s in 1984. According to the statistician Andrew Samson, it is first time that 'Extras' have top-scored in an Ashes innings.

1 – The number of batsmen who faced more than two bowlers in Australia’s innings. Only Peter Nevill managed to face each of Broad, Mark Wood and Steven Finn.

Record in the offing

If Broad dismisses David Warner, Nevill and Hazlewood in the next innings, he will become only the seventh bowler and second from England to dismiss all 11 batsmen in the same Test. The current six to do this are Jim Laker, S Venkataraghvan, Geoff Dymock, Abdul Qadir, Waqar Younis and Muttiah Muralitharan.

More tales of woe

  • Australia's innings lasted 18.3 overs. No team has started a Test by being bowled out that quickly
  • Australia were 5-21, never previously being five down for so few runs in the first innings of a Test
  • No England bowler had grabbed a five-wicket haul before lunch on day one of a Test since 1913
  • Only two other men have taken eight wickets in a Test for fewer runs - George Lohmann (8-7) in 1896 and Johnny Briggs (8-11) in 1889
  • It's been 75 years since Australia lost their first five wickets for 21 runs or less in an Ashes Test
  • Since 1932, this is only the second time a team batting first in a Test has been seven down for 35 runs or less
  • Two wickets fell in the first over. Since 2003, that has only happened in two other Tests

Recap & highlights: Australia's Ashes defence in tatters

The timeline of a collapse

11.06am - Rogers out edging for zero

11.09am - Smith out edging for six

11.12am - Warner out edging for zero

11.20am - Marsh out edging for zero

11.28am - Voges out edging for one

11.39am - Clarke out edging for 10

11.55am - Nevill bowled for two

12.11pm - Starc out edging for one

12.14pm - Johnson out edging for 13

12.39pm - Lyon out edging for nine

Stuart Broad took 8-15 as England absolutely ripped through Australia in the first session of the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge (restrictions apply)

Australia's lowest Test totals

  • 36 v England at Edgbaston in 1902
  • 42 v England at SCG in 1888
  • 44 v England at The Oval in 1896
  • 47 v South Africa at Cape Town in 2011
  • 53 v England at Lord's in 1896
  • 58 v England at Gabba in 1936
  • 60 v England at Lord's in 1888
  • 60 v England at Trent Bridge in 2015

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