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Stuart Broad made it the history books on Thursday with the fourth-best individual bowling performance in the Ashes. Broad took 8/15 off his 9.3 overs, as England dismissed Australia for a mere 60 in 18.3 overs at Trent Bridge. His bowling figures are the third best by an Englishman.

Here are the 10 best bowling performances in the Ashes:

Jim Laker (England) - 10/56 vs Australia at Old Trafford (Manchester),1956

Jim Laker (England) - 9/37 vs Australia at Old Trafford (Manchester), 1956

Arthur Mailey (Australia) - 9/121 vs England at Melbourne, 1921

Stuart Broad (England) - 8/15 vs Australia at Trent Bridge, 2015

Frank Laver (Australia) - 8/31 vs England at Old Trafford (Manchester), 1909

George Lohmann (England) - 8/35 vs Australia at Sydney, 1887

Glenn McGrath (Australia) - 8/38 vs England at Lord’s, 1997

Albert Trott (Australia) - 8/43 vs England at Adelaide, 1895

Hedley Verity (England) - 8/43 vs Australia at Lord’s, 1887

Bob Willis (England) - 8/43 vs Australia at Headingley (Leeds), 1981

Quirky stats from today’s play:

Here are the five lowest Australian totals in the last 20 years.

47 vs South Africa (Cape Town - 2011)

60 vs England (Trent Bridge - 2015)

88 vs Pakistan (Leeds - 2010)

93 vs India (Mumbai - 2004)

104 vs England (The Oval - 1997)

Also, Australia’s third shortest innings (top 3)

12.3 overs (8-balls/over) vs England (Brisbane - 1936)

18 overs vs South Africa (Cape Town - 1936)

18.3 overs vs England (Trent Bridge - 2015)

Only on four occasions have teams bowled first and batted by lunch.

England vs Australia- Lords - 1896

South Africa vs India- Ahmedabad (2008)

South Africa vs New Zealand- Cape Town (2013)

England vs Australia- Trent Bridge (2015)

First time in Ashes history that Extras was the top scorer. next best—Mitchell Johnson (13)

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