Memorable Ashes Moments: Oh my Broad! Stuart stuns Australia with 8-15

Stuart Broad tore through Australia on the first morning of the 2015 Trent Bridge Test, claiming scarcely believable figures of 8-15.

Stuart Broad duly delivered one of the most memorable spells in Ashes history at his home ground.   -  Getty Images

Stuart Broad returned outrageous figures of 8-15 as Australia's hopes of retaining the famous little urn were effectively ended on a remarkable morning in Nottingham.

Thursday, August 6 2015: Fourth Test, Trent Bridge

Given Australia's deserved status as favourite for the 2017-18 Ashes, it is easy to forget just how recently it was subjected to one of its most mortifying humiliations by England.

Under the captaincy of Michael Clarke in the 2015 series, Australia arrived at Trent Bridge 2-1 down but still firmly in the series, particularly with its opponent having been dealt a severe injury blow.

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James Anderson, the leader of England's attack, had been ruled out of the fourth Test in Nottingham with a side strain.

However, that loss was not felt at all by the host, as Anderson's new-ball partner Stuart Broad duly delivered one of the most memorable spells in Ashes history at his home ground.

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Broad struck twice in the first over of the match, claimed his fourth and England's fifth wicket with the game's 25th legal delivery – courtesy of a remarkable diving catch by Ben Stokes – and finished with the frankly absurd analysis of 8-15 from 9.3 overs as Australia folded spectacularly.

The tourist was all out for just 60 inside 18.3 overs – their shortest first innings in a Test – with all eight of Broad's victims falling to catches in the slip cordon.

Unsurprisingly, there was to be no way back.

England duly marched to a commanding victory that secured an unassailable 3-1 lead and prompted Australia skipper Clarke to announce he would retire following the fifth and final Test at The Oval.

Broad's reaction to the one-handed catch from Stokes that dismissed Adam Voges proved the iconic image of the series, one that epitomised a session of the highest drama.

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