Mitchell Johnson becomes fifth Australian bowler to take 300 Test wickets

Australian pace bowler Mitchell Johnson became the fifth person to take 300 wickets in Tests for his side in the history of the game. Johnson achieved the feat against England in the ongoing Ashes Test match in Edgbaston.

By Rajdeep Saha | Last Updated: Jul 30, 2015, 19:27 PM IST
Mitchell Johnson becomes fifth Australian bowler to take 300 Test wickets

New Delhi: Australian pace bowler Mitchell Johnson became the fifth person to take 300 wickets in Tests for his side in the history of the game. Johnson achieved the feat against England in the ongoing Ashes Test match in Edgbaston.

Johnson got the wicket of Johnny Bairstow who could only manage to fend it off with his top glove to the keeper. Bairstow was his 300th victim and in the space of two balls he got Ben Stokes for a nought. Another short ball resulted in an edge and a straight forward catch was taken by Peter Nevill.

Shane Warne leads the tally of most Test wickets by an Australian with 708. He is followed by Glenn McGrath (563), Dennis Lillee (355) and Brett Lee (310). Johnson who now has 301 wickets needs nine more scalps to equal Lee.

Johnson achieved the feat in 69 Tests and he is the fastest to get to the landmark amongst left-arm bowlers.

Earlier on Thursday, South Africa's Dale Steyn got to his 400th Test wicket in the ongoing Test series against Bangladesh in Dhaka.

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