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England’s Stuart Broad took eight wickets as Australia, after losing the toss, sensationally collapsed to 60 all out on the first day of the fourth Test at Trent Bridge on Thursday. Fast-medium bowler Broad’s Test-best return of eight for 15 in 9.3 overs, after England won the toss on his Nottinghamshire home ground, started with two wickets in the first over of the match — including his 300th in Tests. England lead the five-match series 2-1 and victory at Trent Bridge would see them regain the Ashes. READ: Stuart Broad shows a rare glimpse of history in Ashes 2015 4th Test at Trent Bridge

Joe Root’s hundred helped England maintain their position of total dominance on the first day of the fourth Ashes Test against Australia at Trent Bridge on Thursday. When Root cut occasional medium-pacer David Warner for the 17th four of his innings it meant the 24-year-old Yorkshireman had scored the eighth century of his 31-match Test career in 128 balls and the second of this Ashes after his 134 in England’s 169-run victory in the series opener in Cardiff.  It also took England to a total 228 for three and a first-innings lead at that stage of 168 after they had dismissed Australia for just 60. READ: Australia’s collapse at Trent Bridge among worst in history

Broad took a Test-best eight for 15 as Australia were dismissed in just 18.3 overs — the shortest completed first innings in Test history. Victory in this match will give England an unbeatable 3-1 lead in the five-match series and see them regain the Ashes after they were whitewashed 5-0 in Australia in 2013-14. (With inputs from AFP) READ: Australia’s no-show against menacing Stuart Broad will haunt them for years