London: Stuart Broad's fiery spell against Australia in the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge has taken him in the pages of History on Thursday. By claiming a figure of 15-8, Aussies were bundled off for a mere 60 runs after Alaistair Cook won the toss and sent Clarke's men to face the heat. The Nottinghamshire paceman, 29, took 5-6 with his first 19 balls to become the fifth England bowler to reach 300 Test wickets and finished with 8-15. His 300th was Chris Rogers, caught at slip from the third ball of the game.
Australia's Ernie Toshack also took 19 balls to claim five wickets against India at the Gabba in 1947.Broad's haul is the fastest five wickets taken from the start of a Test innings, beating the 25 balls required by South Africa's Vernon Philander to claim five New Zealand wickets at Cape Town in January 2013.Australia was all out for 60 with “extras” top scoring with 14 ahead of Mitchell Johnson with 13 and Michael Clarke with 10.