Ashes: Stuart Broad becomes fifth England bowler to take 300 Test wickets

England fast bowler Stuart Broad got to the 300-wicket mark in Tests on the first day of the fourth Ashes Test match against Australia at Nottingham on Thursday.

By Rajdeep Saha | Last Updated: Aug 06, 2015, 17:17 PM IST
Ashes: Stuart Broad becomes fifth England bowler to take 300 Test wickets

New Delhi: England fast bowler Stuart Broad got to the 300-wicket mark in Tests on the first day of the fourth Ashes Test match against Australia at Nottingham on Thursday.

Broad who was on 299 wickets prior to the Test match, bagged the wicket of Chris Rogers who got an edge that carried to Alastair Cook at first slip. Rogers's dismissal marked his first duck in Test cricket. 

Broad joins the likes of Fred Trueman, Bob Willis, Sir Ian Botham and James Anderson to go join the 300-wicket club.

Broad who is leading England's attack in the absence of James Anderson, got his wickets tally surging ahead as he picked another seven wickets after crashing the Australian batting order.  

Broad dismissed the likes of Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Adam Voges and Michael Clarke to get a five-for. He then got Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson and Nathan Lyon to get to his eighth wicket. He finished with figures of 8/15 as Australia were all out for 60 runs in their first innings as they lasted only 18.3 overs.

Broad's eight wickets saw him level Fred Trueman on 307. 

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 has given the hosts a superb start as England have got on top of Australia and are on the hot seat to win the Ashes.