TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: Stuart Broad has now dismissed David Warner more often than any other Test batsman… while world No 1 Marnus Labuschagne’s average drops below 60 for the first time in almost a year
- England bowler Stuart Broad has now dismissed David Warner 13 times in Tests
- That is three more than Jimmy Anderson and India’s Ravichandran Ashwin
- Australia batsman and world No 1 Marnus Labuschagne has an average of 59.50
England delivered an encouraging performance in a rain-affected first day of the fourth Ashes Test in Sydney.
Late wickets from Jimmy Anderson and Mark Wood to dismiss Marcus Harris and Marnus Labuschagne saw Australia close on 126 for three.
Here, Sportsmail‘s LAWRENCE BOOTH provides the big stats from another compelling day of Test match cricket.
England delivered an encouraging performance in a rain-affected first day of fourth Ashes Test
Stuart Broad has now removed David Warner 13 times in Tests, three more than Warner’s next most feared opponents — Jimmy Anderson and Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.
And there’s a big gap to the fourth name on the list — Indian quick Umesh Yadav, who has taken Warner’s wicket six times.
On the other side of the coin, Broad has dismissed Warner more often than he has any other Test batsman.
Second is former Australia captain Michael Clarke, on 11, with New Zealand’s Ross Taylor and South Africa’s AB de Villiers next — each falling to Broad on 10 occasions.
Stuart Broad (right) has now removed David Warner (left) 13 times in Test match cricket
For the first time in almost a year, Marnus Labuschagne’s Test average dropped below 60 after he was caught behind off Mark Wood for 28.
Labuschagne, playing his second Test as the world’s No 1 batsman, now has 2,142 runs at 59.50.
In the endless round of Covid news, England’s strength and conditioning coach Darren Veness was out of isolation on Wednesday, and spin coach Jeetan Patel is due out soon.
Fast-bowling coach Jon Lewis is expected to fly directly to Hobart for the fifth Test — missing all of this game. Head coach Chris Silverwood remains in isolation in Melbourne.
For the first time in almost a year, Marnus Labuschagne’s Test average dropped below 60
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