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Ashes 2015, 4th Test: Stats highlights from Australia's collapse at Trent Bridge

Ashes 2015, 4th Test: Day 1 stats.

Scoreboard tells the story

Chain of records was made on the opening day of fourth Ashes Test at the Trent Bridge. Starting from Stuart Broad, as he joined the 300 wickets club early in the morning and clinched his career-best bowling figures of 8 wickets by giving away just 15 runs.

Australia looked in pressure from the first ball, they kept losing wickets in short intervals and were eventually bowled for 60 runs after playing just 18.3 overs in the first session of Day 1. The kangaroos were helpless on the opening day of Test as England piled on more misery to finish the day with a 214-run lead. The morning session was dominated by Broad alone, as he carved through Australia's batting at will.

After getting all out before lunch, Australia's bowlers were cracked by the English batsmen especially Joe Root who reached his career's 8th century. He was well supported at the other batting end by Jonny Bairstow who scored 74 runs before giving away his wicket to Josh Hazlewood before the close of play.

The Australian players were barely left with any energy to celebrate by the end of the day, Mitchell Starc was the pick of the bowlers as he scalped 3 home team's wickets. England were 274 for 4 at stumps, leading the Aussies by 214 runs as Mark Wood was sent in as a nightwatchman.

Here are the stats highlights from the Day 1 of the Trent Bridge Test:

  • 6.1 - England bowled these many overs when Stuart Broad picked up his fifth wicket. No bowler before Broad had picked up more than three wickets in the first 6.1 overs of an innings.
  • 214 - This was the third biggest lead by any team on the opening day of a Test.
  • 1 - Joe Root is the first batsman to score a century on day 1 of an Ashes Test batting in the 2nd innings of the match. He also is now the youngest England batsman to score 3 Ashes hundreds.
  • 8 - Root scored his eighth century and now he has the most Test 100s for England before 25 years age. Only Alastair Cook (9 century) has more.
  • 111 - Australia were all-out in 111 balls (18.3 overs). ENG took the first inns lead in exactly 18.3 overs.
  • 8/15 - Jim Laker is the only England bowler to return better figures than Broad (8-15) in an Ashes Test. Laker had 10-53 and 9-37 at Manchester in 1956
  • 14 - In Australia's total 60 runs, 14 were added through 'extras' from England bowlers and that was the highest among the batsmen scores. Last occasion of 'extras' the highest scorer in a Test inning was in 2004 - Eng 339 vs West Indies (extras 60).
  • 19 - Stuart Broad took 5 wickets in his first 19 balls to become quickest 5 wicket-taker in Test history along with Ernie Toshack (Australia v India, Gabba 1947).
  • 79 - The last time each of Australia's top-7 batsmen were dismissed for 10 runs or less in an Ashes Test was 79 years ago at Brisbane in 1936.
  • 0 - Chris Rogers made the first duck of his Test career, in his 46th innings.

More stats with tables

  • 5 - Number of England bowlers who have taken 300-plus Test wickets. Broad became the fifth bowler to join the list when he took the wicket of Chris Rogers with his third ball. The other four bowlers are James Anderson (413), Ian Botham (383), Bob Willis (325) and Fred Trueman (307).

Most wickets in Test (England)

Player Span Mat Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ 5 10
JM Anderson 2003-2015 107 413 7/43 11/71 29.38 3.05 18 2
IT Botham 1977-1992 102 383 8/34 13/106 28.4 2.99 27 4
RGD Willis 1971-1984 90 325 8/43 9/92 25.2 2.83 16 0
FS Trueman 1952-1965 67 307 8/31 12/119 21.57 2.61 17 3
SCJ Broad 2007-2015 83* 307 8/15 11/121 28.95 3.08 14 2
DL Underwood 1966-1982 86 297 8/51 13/71 25.83 2.1 17 6
GP Swann 2008-2013 60 255 6/65 10/132 29.96 2.98 17 3
JB Statham 1951-1965 70 252 7/39 11/97 24.84 2.33 9 1
MJ Hoggard 2000-2008 67 248 7/61 12/205 30.5 3.26 7 1
AV Bedser 1946-1955 51 236 7/44 14/99 24.89 2.21 15 5

Best bowling figures in Test (England)

Player Overs Maidans Runs Wkts Econ Opposition Ground Match Date
JC Laker 51.2 23 53 10 1.03 v Australia Manchester 26 Jul 1956
GA Lohmann 14.2x5 6 28 9 2.33 v South Africa Johannesburg 2 Mar 1896
JC Laker 16.4 4 37 9 2.22 v Australia Manchester 26 Jul 1956
DE Malcolm 16.3 2 57 9 3.45 v South Africa The Oval 18 Aug 1994
SF Barnes 38.4 7 103 9 2.66 v South Africa Johannesburg 26 Dec 1913
GA Lohmann 9.4x5 5 7 8 0.85 v South Africa Port Elizabeth 13 Feb 1896
J Briggs 14.2x4 5 11 8 1.13 v South Africa Cape Town 25 Mar 1889
SCJ Broad 9.3 5 15 8 1.57 v Australia Nottingham 6 Aug 2015
SF Barnes 16.4 4 29 8 1.74 v South Africa The Oval 12 Aug 1912
FS Trueman 8.4 2 31 8 3.57 v India Manchester 17 Jul 1952

Most five-wickets-in-an-innings

Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
IT Botham 1977-1992 102 21815 10878 383 8/34 13/106 28.4 2.99 56.9 27 4
SF Barnes 1901-1914 27 7873 3106 189 9/103 17/159 16.43 2.36 41.6 24 7
JM Anderson 2003-2015 107 23826 12134 413 7/43 11/71 29.38 3.05 57.6 18 2
FS Trueman 1952-1965 67 15178 6625 307 8/31 12/119 21.57 2.61 49.4 17 3
GP Swann 2008-2013 60 15349 7642 255 6/65 10/132 29.96 2.98 60.1 17 3
DL Underwood 1966-1982 86 21862 7674 297 8/51 13/71 25.83 2.1 73.6 17 6
RGD Willis 1971-1984 90 17357 8190 325 8/43 9/92 25.2 2.83 53.4 16 0
AV Bedser 1946-1955 51 15918 5876 236 7/44 14/99 24.89 2.21 67.4 15 5
SCJ Broad 2007-2015 83* 17282 8888 307 8/15 11/121 28.95 3.08 56.2 14 2
ARC Fraser 1989-1998 46 10876 4836 177 8/53 11/110 27.32 2.66 61.4 13 2
  • Australia's score of 60 today in the first innings is their 7th lowest score in Test history, and their 2nd lowest in the last 79 years. The only time they were bowled out for less in this period was against South Africa - 47, in Cape Town, 2011.

Australia’s lowest innings scores

Score Overs RPO Lead Inns Result Opposition Ground Start Date
36 23 1.56 -340 2 draw v England Birmingham 29 May 1902
42 37.3x4 1.66 -71 2 lost v England Sydney 10 Feb 1888
44 26.0x5 2.03 -66 4 lost v England The Oval 10 Aug 1896
47 18 2.61 235 3 lost v South Africa Cape Town 9 Nov 2011
53 22.3x5 2.81 53 1 lost v England Lord's 22 Jun 1896
58 12.3x8 3.51 -322 4 lost v England Brisbane 4 Dec 1936
60 29.2x4 3.05 123 3 won v England Lord's 16 Jul 1888
60 18.3 3.24 60 1 - v England Nottingham 6 Aug 2015
63 80.0x4 1.18 63 1 won v England The Oval 28 Aug 1882
65 22.4 2.86 -244 4 lost v England The Oval 19 Aug 1912
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