The first Test match of the Ashes series 2023 is being played at Edgbaston, England. England captain Ben Stokes won the toss and decided to bat in this match which is being played from June 16. This time, England batted first and declared the innings on 393 runs, losing 8 wickets on the first day. After this, Australia scored 386 runs in the first innings, while England scored 273 runs in the second innings. Australia have scored 107 runs for the loss of 3 wickets by the end of the fourth day’s play. Meanwhile, England’s fast bowler pair has created a special record.
Who is that pair?
James Anderson and Stuart Broad are England’s bowling duo who set a special record in the first Test of the Ashes 2023 series. In fact, Stuart Broad put pressure on the batsmen with his penetrating bowling right from the first innings. He had shown the way to the tent for 3 batsmen in Australia’s first innings, while James Anderson (James Anderson) managed to take only one wicket. Then on the fourth day of Australia’s second innings, Broad took 2 wickets to his name.
What is a record?
In this way, a special record was recorded in the name of both of them in the Ashes series. This pair has bowled the most balls in the history of Test cricket while playing at home. Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan holds the record for the highest number of balls bowled in Tests at home. He has bowled a total of 25061 balls.
After this, England’s fast bowler James Anderson is in second place. He has bowled more than 22000 balls in Tests in his home country. He achieved this feat in the Ashes series. Former Indian captain Anil Kumble is in the third place and he bowled 20792 balls. Also, Shane Warne is at the fourth position with 19417 balls in Tests at home, while Stuart Broad is at the fifth position with 19048 balls. (ashes 2023 james anderson and stuart broad rocking performance bowled most balls in test on home soil read more)
Legendary bowlers who have scored the most balls in Tests at home
25061 Ball – Muttiah Muralitharan
22004 balls – James Anderson*
20792 balls- Anil Kumble
19417 balls – Shane Warne
19048 balls – Stuart Broad*
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