Stuart Broad has taken 8 wickets for 15 runs, which is the 3rd cheapest 8 wicket haul in the history of the game, and Mitchell Johnson is top scoring for Australia with 13 runs, well, second best to extras, who scored 14.
Geoffrey Boycott, speaking on Test Match Special said : “I can’t believe how poor their batting has been. I’ve never seen an Australian batting play so badly against the moving ball in all my years.”, ex England spinner Vic Marks has also commented that the ball has been moving, but not enough to cause this level of damage.
Quite how the Australian side have gone from the magnificent batting performances at Lords, to the spectacle of this test, and the previous one, leaves something to be believed. Australia have avoided the indignity of their lowest ever test score of 36 on this occasion though – in Birmingham in 1902.