Stuart Broad equals Test record as David Warner fails again in Ashes finale
Stuart Broad continued to torment David Warner by dismissing the Australia opener for a record-equalling seventh time in the Ashes series as England pushed for victory at The Oval.
Attempting to chase 399 to win the match and series, Australia slipped to 29-2 in the morning session of day four with Broad dismissing openers Warner and Marcus Harris.
It was the seventh time Broad has removed Warner during this summer’s Ashes and ensured the usually prolific Australia batsman finished the series with just 95 runs in ten innings.
On only five other occasions has a bowler dismissed a player seven times in a single series, with Moeen Ali the most recent victim at the hands of Nathan Lyon during the previous Ashes series.
Australia took an unassailable lead in the Ashes after winning the fourth Test but England will draw the series if they wrap up victory in south London this week.
England secured a first-innings lead of 69 after bowling Australia out for 225 on day two of the match and have tightened their grip on proceedings since.
Joe Denly scored 94 and Ben Stokes made fifty to extend England’s lead yesterday and the hosts were eventually bowled out for 329, setting Australia 399 to win.
In-form Marnus Labuschange joined Warner and Harris back in the dressing room before lunch after being stumped off Jack Leach to leave England requiring seven more wickets to win.
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