The fourth Ashes Test is underway in Sydney and Australia opted to bat after winning the toss. At the end of day one, Australia made 126 runs for the loss of three wickets. Steven Smith and Usman Khawaja are at the pitch for Australia. The English pace trio of James Anderson, Stuart Broad, and Mark Wood each got a wicket.
Broad dismissed David Warner for 30 runs in 21st over when the batter tried to drive a full-length ball pitched just outside of the off stump and it took an edge of his bat to race towards Zak Crawley standing in the second slip.
Broad dismissed Warner for the 13th time today. During the last Ashes series in 2019, the pacer had dismissed the Australian opener nine times within a space of 104 balls and Warner could manage only 61 runs in ten innings.
During the press conference after day one, Warner was asked a question about the battle between him and Broad and if he enjoys batting against him.
“I really enjoy you guys making up a good story which is fantastic and it builds up the game,” Warner said during the press conference.
“From my perspective, he is like any other bowler. But I and Broady (Stuart Broad) love it when we are out there. It’s good funny banter. It’s one of those things where a bowler bowls a lot of deliveries at you.”
“He pitches the ball in the same area a lot of time which makes him really consistent and he holds his length very well. He tries to create that false shot. Today, I tried to draw the ball too straight. I think the other ones I did drive through the covers and bit squarer and it was a disappointment for me,” Warner added.
James Anderson and Stuart Broad are two of the world’s best bowlers: David Warner
Warner further added that both Anderson and Broad missed a few matches in the ongoing series. He felt that it was great to see them bowl out together and rated them as the world’s best bowlers. He also praised Wood’s line and length and mentioned that he also bowled very well.
“It’s awesome to see Broady back out there as well, he is a world-class bowler,” he said.
“To have him and Jimmy (James Anderson) bowling at us is great. They would have been disappointed to miss some of the Test matches but it is the decision of their selection panel. It is great to come up against the world’s best bowlers.”
“Woody (Mark Wood) also bowled fantastic and his line and length were impeccable,” Warner concluded.