It was a cold breezy morning in Manchester and the crowd came in good numbers to witness the first day of the fourth Investec Ashes Test between England and Australia.
People will remember what they witnessed and narrate bed-time stories to their future generations. Australia were all out for 60 runs in the first innings of the fourth Test at Old Trafford. And the man behind this shocking collapse was none other than the Nottinghamshire paceman Stuart Christopher John Broad.
Broad finished with his career best figures of 8 wickets for 15 runs, 5 maidens in 9.3 overs. Hard to believe right? But this is the hard truth that Australia has to digest and move on. The fans of the international game around the world did not fail to troll the men in baggie green on Twitter and several other social media websites.
By achieving this figure, Broad also inscribed several record to his name.
Broad became the fastest bowler to claim five wickets, which he did in 19 balls. Broad emulated Australia's Ernie Toshack, who also took 19 balls to pick up five wickets against India at the Gabba in 1947.
He also joined the 300-wicket club and now is the fourth highest wicket-taker for England. He is sitting alongside former England pacer Fred Trueman, who also picked up 307 wickets. It was also England's third best Ashes bowling figures, the first two being held by Jim Laker's 9 for 37 and 10 for 53.
Was that #Ashes highlights.
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— Simon Thomas (@SimonThomasSky) August 6, 2015
If you want to know what it feels like to be an Australian Batsman, find a large field, walk to the middle, Stop then walk back #theashes
— Lewis Brooks (@LBrooks11) August 6, 2015
In affectionate remembrance of Australian cricket, which is currently dying at Trent Bridge. RIP.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 6, 2015
Ashes - I've haven't enjoyed myself so much since my second divorce went through.
— Brian Moore (@brianmoore666) August 6, 2015
My dad: "I think those Aussies may have to seek political asylum." — Chris Addison (@mrchrisaddison) August 6, 2015