Ashes 2015: 11 Talking points from day one at Trent Bridge

11 talking points as England take control day one of the fourth Test

By Sam Rogers

Stuart Broad took record-breaking figures of 8-15 as England thoroughly dominated Australia on day one at Trent Bridge.

11.10 GMT After a slightly delayed start, England had the perfect start when Stuart Broad had Chris Rogers caught round the wicket with just the third ball of the day. He then ended the over by having Steve Smith caught in the cordon, Australia 10 -2 after one over.

11.15 With James Anderson out of the match with a side strain, England needed someone to back up Broad with the new ball. As it was it was Mark Wood who took the job and had David Warner caught behind off an inside edge immediately to leave Australia in disarray at 10-3.

11.25 Broad had Shaun Marsh caught for a duck before picking up his fourth in his next over, Adam Voges pushing at a wider ball which was brilliantly pouched by Ben Stokes at gully. Australia 21-5 after just 4.1 overs.

11.34 Broad had his five-wicket haul inside his fourth over, drawing the Australian captain into an outside edge which was duly caught in the cordon leaving Australia 29-6 and in big trouble, Broad with figures of 4-3-6-5.

12.00 After an hour of play, the players took a drink with Australia 35-7, with Edgbaston hero Steve Finn contributing a wicket of his own to bowl Peter Nevill for just two.

13.00 Broad completed an incredible first session for England as he removed Australia’s tail to bowl them out for just 60, finishing the innings with career-best figures of 8-15 from 9.3 overs. Adam Lyth and Alastair Cook entered the dressing room at lunch 13-0 just 47 runs from taking a first innings lead after just one session of the match played.

14.40 England looked to get into positive figures as quickly as possible and Mitchell Starc looked to make sure England didn’t get away to rapidly. He picked up the wicket of Lyth caught behind before pinning Ian Bell with a lovely swinging yorker. England 44-2, trailing by 16 at drinks.

15.33 Root and Cook moved England in front with relative ease and had a lead of 36 when the captain was pinned in front by Starc for his third wicket, the England captain falling for 43.

17.38 Root was joined by Yorkshire team-mate Jonny Bairstow and the pair looked extremely comfortable, Root bringing up another half century and putting on 100 with his partner and taking England past 200. Bairstow then brought up his own half-century with Root on 91.

18.08 Root moved into three figures with ease as the Yorkshire double-act moved past 150 for their partnership, England just short of 200 ahead, and in complete control of the match.

18.22 It was so one-sided, it was a surprise to all involved when Bairstow finally succumbed chipping Hazlewood to Rogers at square leg for 74. The last key bit of action as Root and nightwatchman Mark Wood saw England through to the close 274-4, a lead of 214 on day with


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