The veteran England National Cricket Team pacer Stuart Broad once again cleaned up the senior Australia National Cricket Team opener David Warner in Test cricket. This time during the second innings of the ongoing Ashes 2023 third Test at Headingley in Leeds.
Opening the innings with Usman Khawaja, Warner for unable to survive for very long. On the second ball of the 3rd over he was caught by Zak Crawley at slips.
Stuart Broad bowled a length ball angling into Warner and the batter tried to defend it. However, the ball took a thick outside edge on the defense after squaring him up and flew to the 2nd slip where Zak Crawley grabbed a good catch.
After taking the wicket of his bunny, Broad ran towards the Western Terrace to celebrate. Meanwhile, Warner gave away a wry smile as he walked back to the pavilion.
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Warner got out after scoring 1 run off 5 balls, marking his second consecutive failure in the third Test. In the first innings, he scored 4 runs off 5 balls. Notably, in the first innings too Broad dismissed him and Zak Crawley grabbed the catch at slips. Overall, this was the 17th time Broad had dismissed Warner in the history of Test cricket.
Most times a bowler dismissing a batter:
Glenn McGrath vs Michael Atherton – 19
Alec Bedser vs Arthur Morris – 18
Curtly Ambrose vs Michael Atherton – 17
Stuart Broad vs David Warner – 17
Courtney Walsh vs Michael Atherton – 17
Malcolm Marshall vs Graham Gooch – 16
Former Australia head coach Justin Langer shared his views on Warner’s dismissal. He said that being in Warner’s shoes will be very difficult for any batter.
“Having been in David Warner’s shoes with a nemesis opponent, it’s no fun. The game is so much about problem solving and when you can’t solve a particular puzzle it’s never far off your mind. This is a mentally tiring period,” Justin Langer said as quoted by Telegraph.