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Ashes 2015: Numbers galore on opening day of fourth Test

Here's a look at some interesting numbers from the morning session of the fourth Ashes Test.

By: Express News Service | | August 6, 2015 9:24:20 pm

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Plenty of records were set and broken on the opening day of the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge on Thursday. Australia were bundled out for 60 and Stuart Broad returned with career-best figures of 8/15.

Number of times a Test team has been dismissed before lunch on the opening day. Australia in 1896, India in 2008, New Zealand in 2013 at Cape Town and now Australia again in the fourth Ashes Test at Nottingham.

2 This is the second occasion when an Australian opening pair has gotten out on ducks in the same innings. Previously, the pair of Jack Moroney and Arthur Morris fell on ducks in the 2nd innings of an Ashes Test in Brisbane in 1950.

2 It is only the second time in Test cricket that a bowler has claimed a wicket in each of his first five overs on the opening day. While it was Aussie Graham McKenzie who held the feat since 1967 in a MCG Test against India, claiming a wicket in each of his first five overs. Broad bettered it with five wickets in his first four overs.

19 Number of balls Stuart Broad took to reach his five-wicket haul. With this performance, he equalled the Test record of Ernie Toshack (v Ind at Brisbane in 1947) for the quickest to a five- wicket haul at the start of the innings.

11 Number of times StuartBroad has dismissed Michael Clarke in Tests, more often than any other bowler.

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