Stuart Broad takes his 600th Test wickets
Old Trafford witnessed another tense and exciting day as the fourth Ashes Test got underway.
As a result of winning the toss and choosing to bowl, England reduced Australia to 299-8 at the end of the match.
After dismissing Australia batter Travis Head, Stuart Broad became the first player to take 600 Test wickets.
Currently, Australia leads the five-match series 2-1, so to keep the Ashes alive, England must win this Test.
Broad joins 600 club – Stat of the Day
By catching Head for 48, Broad took his 600th Test wicket.
James Anderson, who has taken 688 wickets, is the other pace bowler to reach the milestone.
Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne, and Anil Kumble are the only other players to have taken over 600 test wickets.
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Due to the number of dropped catches and missed chances, England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow has been in the spotlight during this series.
On day one, he dismissed Australia’s Mitchell Marsh for 51 and at least temporarily silenced his critics with a stunning one-handed catch.
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To the right of the pavilion, Australia’s David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne complained that the sun was reflecting off the bolts and base of some empty seats.
Taking matters into his own hands, Broad directed the crowd into seats to cover the reflection.
The quote of the day
There’s something nice about getting the 600th pole from the James Anderson End!”
Ironically, Broad took his 600th Test wicket from the end of the ground named after his teammate Anderson.
In an interview after the game, Broad expressed his delight at the result.
In an interview with, he said: “I’ve been so lucky to have played with him and to be born in the same era as him.”
To congratulate Broad on reaching 600 wickets for his country in Test cricket, his team-mates got together.