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Fourth Ashes Test, Day One - 2015

Australia's miserable morning in numbers

  • Ashes Urn111 balls (18.3 overs) is the shortest first innings of a Test, beating the 113 balls (22.3 five-ball overs) it took England to dismiss Australia at Lord's in 1896
  • This is only the fourth time in Test history that a team has been bowled out before lunch on the first day
  • 60 is Australia's joint seventh lowest total in Tests, and their second lowest since 1936. (New Zealand still holds the lowest innings total ever - 26 in 1955)
  • Australia's top four faced a combined 12 deliveries
  • Australia's first innings saw the earliest fall of the fourth, fifth and sixth wicket in Test history
  • Extras top-scored for the first time in an Ashes Test, with 14
  • Root's unbeaten 124 is the highest score in an Ashes Test in the second innings on the first day


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