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.
Mitchell Johnson (13) and Australia captain Michael Clarke (10) were the only batsmen to make double-figure scores in an innings that 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 scarcely believable 94 minutes’ play in Nottingham.
Australia’s total — with extras the top score on 14 — was the lowest by either side in an Ashes innings since England were dismissed for 52 at The Oval in 1948.
“It’s pretty unbelievable. It’s not sunk in,” Broad told Sky Sports after drawing level with England great Fred Trueman’s career tally of 307 Test wickets.
“We knew Trent Bridge would offer us something but we had to bowl well and take our catches.
“It was unbelievable. We’ve given ourselves a chance to get a big lead now. We just have to graft hard.”
At lunch, England were 13 without loss. Adam Lyth was eight not out and Alastair Cook, the England captain, four not out.
England lead the five-match series 2-1 and victory at Trent Bridge would see them regain the Ashes.
England bowlers with 300 Test wickets (wickets, matches, bowler)
413 (107) – James Anderson
383 (102) – Ian Botham
325 (90) – Bob Willis
307 (67) – Fred Trueman
307 (83) – Stuart Broad
England: Adam Lyth, Alastair Cook (capt), Ian Bell, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wkt), Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, Steven Finn.
Australia: David Warner, Chris Rogers, Steven Smith, Shaun Marsh, Michael Clarke (capt), Adam Voges, Peter Nevill (wkt), Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon.
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