Stuart Broad took 8 for 15 in his spell © Getty Images
Stuart Broad took 8 for 15 in his spell © Getty Images

Stuart Broad took eight wickets as England skittled out Australia for 60 in a historically quick 111 balls on the first day of the fourth Ashes Test on Thursday. Fast-medium bowler Broad took eight for 15 in 9.3 overs as he smashed through the 300 test wicket mark in a scintillating performance at Trent Bridge. Broad said the performance had been “unbelievable”. Australia‘s innings was wrapped up in just 18.3 overs — the quickest any team has ever been bowled out in the first innings of a Test — during a stunning 94 minutes’ play. READ: Stuart Broad rips Australia apart as visitors are bundled out for 60 on Day 1, 4th Ashes 2015 Test

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Posted by Harsha Bhogle on Thursday, August 6, 2015

Australia left-arm quick Mitchell Starc checked England’s progress by taking all three wickets to fall as the hosts reached tea on 99 for three — a lead of 39 runs. Joe Root was 33 not out and Jonny Bairstow two not out in a match where an England victory would give them an unbeatable 3-1 lead in the five-match series and see them regain the Ashes, AFP reported.