ENG vs AUS Highlights, Ashes 2023: Australia 299/8 after Woakes grabs 4, Broad picks 600th Test wicket. Stuart Broad Achieves 600 Test Wickets as Australia Finishes Day 1 of the Ashes 4th Test at 299/8
In a thrilling opening day of the Ashes 4th Test between England and Australia at Manchester, Stuart Broad achieved a remarkable milestone by entering the esteemed list of cricketers with 600 Test wickets. England’s Chris Woakes emerged as the standout bowler, picking up 4/52, which included a twin-wicket over and one straightaway with the second new ball.
After winning the toss and choosing to bowl, England’s captain Ben Stokes’ decision paid off as his team executed their plans effectively. Broad played a crucial role, taking two wickets, while Mark Wood and Moeen Ali contributed with one wicket each. Despite Australia’s top-order batters showing promise with several starts, only Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Marsh managed to convert their innings into half-centuries.
The game was evenly poised throughout the day, with Australia scoring at an impressive rate of over 4 runs per over for most parts. However, England’s bowlers applied the brakes on their innings, restricting them to 299/8 by the end of the day’s play.
The action-packed day showcased intense cricketing moments, setting the stage for an exciting continuation of the Test match in the days to come.