Mitchell Starc becomes first bowler to reach 50 wickets in Day-Night Test matches
Australian left-arm pace bowler Mitchell Starc has become the first bowler in cricket's history to take 50 wickets with the Pink Ball, that is used for the Day and Night Test matches.
The Australian left-arm pacer achieved the feat during the ongoing 2nd match of the Ashes series being played at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, which is also a Day and Night Test match.
Mitchell Starc was absolutely brilliant with the ball on his hand, giving England batsmen no clue at all. England cricket team struggled against the Aussies' bowling attack that also includes Jhye Richardson, Cameron Green and Michael Nesser as the pace bowling options with Nathan Lyon as the spin bowler.
Starc dismissed Rory Burns, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler and Stuart Broad to reach the feat as the Australian left-arm pacer picked up 4 wickets against their arch-rival England.
And you will be surprised to know that the entire top four is the Australian bowlers with Josh Hazlewood in 2nd place with 32 wickets, Nathan Lyon with 32 wickets and then is Australia's new Test captain Pat Cummins who has picked up 26 wickets.
And there should not be any doubt on the list as well as it is mighty Kangaroos who plays the most number of the Pink Ball Test matches. And not surprisingly, Australian cricket team was also involved in the first Pink Ball or Day and Night Test match in International cricket.
Mitchell Starc Stats
Mitchell Starc is one of the premier pace bowler in the world. The left-arm pacer has represented Australia in all formats of the game. He has played 62 Test matches and has picked up 258 wickets. He also has 195 and 60 wickets from 99 ODI and 48 T20I matches.
Australia vs England 2nd Ashes Test Match
Talking about the 2nd Ashes Test match, Australia looks in comfortable position as the Three Lions suffered a collapse in their first inning in the match. England were at 150 runs with the loss of 3 wickets in chase of Australia's first inning total of 473 runs. But, England suffered a collapse as they got all-out for just 236 runs, losing 8 wickets for less than 100 runs.
At the end of Day 3's play, Australia have a lead of 282 runs with Marcus Harris and night watchman Michael Neser at the crease. The duo will resume the play on Day 4 and Australia will look to add more to their lead. The Kangaroos are already leading the series 1-0 after winning the 1st match.