New Delhi: England fast bowler equalled the Test record of Ernie Toshack for fastest five-wicket haul in the history of the game. Stuart Broad's got to five wickets in 19 balls as he wrecked the Australian batting order.
Former Australian bowler Ernie Toshack had set the record for the quickest five wickets taken in 19 balls against India at Brisbane in 1947.
Broad got the scalps of Chris Rogers (0), Steven Smith (6), Shaun Marsh (0), Adam Voges (1) and Michael Clarke (10). He then got Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson and Nathan Lyon too, to get to eight wickets. He finished with figures of 8/15 as Australia were bundled out for 60 runs in just 18.3 overs.
Broad's 8/15 is the best bowling figures before lunch on opening day of a Test match. He overcame Graham McKenzie who took 6/34 versus India at MCG in Dec 1967.
Broad ran through the Australian batting order in the absence of James Anderson and showed why he is a leader and vital asset in England's bowling.