LOL. Australia crash and go up in flames. All out even before lunch on 1st day on 4 Ashes test at Trent Bridge. The only fourth time in history such a thing has happened. Australia's first innings is shortest in test history. It included the earliest fall ever of 4th, 5th and 6th wickets in test history. Broad's figures of 8-15 was England's third best ever in an Ashes test behind only Jim Laker's 9-37 and 10-53 at Trent Bridge in 1956.
Protest planned for final Ashes Test over state of modern cricket
The Oval - Protest planned for final Ashes Test over state of modern cricket. The organisers are the makers of the film Death of a Gentleman. Cricket is therefore run with no transparency and no accountability, according to Collins and his co-director Jarrod Kimber. Another theme of the film is that Test cricket is dying. This is not immediately apparent when an Ashes series is in full swing, but it is when other countries meet for a two-Test series which nobody turns up at the ground to…
The world’s best Test batsman, Steve Smith, equalled his first innings tally only to be unnerved by a ball from Broad that jagged violently back into him and thus tricked him into hanging out his bat limply at the next, which held its line and landed in the lap of second slip.
There were joyful choruses of Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory as England’s heroes embarked on a lap of honour in the sunshine. There was gentle mockery from a gleeful Gary Lineker who tweeted: “Surprised even those minnows of world cricket, Australia, couldn’t last until the first Premier League game of the season kicked off.” And there was an emotional resignation speech from the Aussie captain, Michael Clarke.
Australia's middle order succumbed to James Anderson bowling on English Surface! Australia all out on James Anderson took fantastic 6 for 47 in Overs. Broad and Finn both took 2 wickets each. At the end of day 1 - England innings NM Lyon took 2 wickets!
"An over later, the unfolding calamity became a full-scale catastrophe as Adam Voges pushed needlessly at Wood and the England fielders skipped a jig not unlike that which accompanied the famous Edgbaston win of a decade earlier.