Australia humiliated by England on Day 1 of the fourth Ashes

Australia humiliated by England on Day 1 of the fourth Ashes

Australia has been humiliated by England on day one of the fourth Ashes test, dismissed for just 60 runs in 18.3 overs, the shortest first innings in test cricket history.

England’s Stuart Broad ripped through the Aussie side, with career best figures of 8-15.

The quick dismissal law England come in to bat before lunch, with Joe Root making a century.

The home side is 4-274 at stumps, a lead of 214 runs.

Australian captain Michael Clarke says it is one of the toughest days he had endured as captain, as had paid credit to England’s bowlers.

“There’s no doubt we didn’t bat well but they were as tough a batting conditions as I have faced,” Clarke said.

“You still have to have the skill to put the ball in the right areas and the England catching was exceptional.”

“It was not a good toss to lose but Stuart Broad deserves a lot of credit for the way he bowled.”

Broad’s eight wicket haul saw him become only the fifth English cricketer to claim 300 test wickets.

But Clarke has rejected Australia has already lost the Ashes series.

“I’m really disappointed with how the day has turned out, but it’s only one day down,”he said.

“We can still find a way to save the Ashes, but we’ve got to fight.”

Australia is already trailing England 2-1 in the five match series, meaning they must win this test match to stay in contention.

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