England bowler Stuart Broad resumed his dominance over Australian opener David Warner on Thursday, knocking him out for four runs in the third Ashes 2023 Test at Headingley, Leeds. In the opening over of the third Ashes Test, he removed Warner for the 16th time in 29 matches. The southpaw could only find a thick edge at the third slip that went to the left of Zak Crawley, who took a wonderful catch.
David Warner hasn’t produced a big score yet in the series, but he has contributed with some crucial cameos at the top that have allowed other batters to capitalize on the platform. England will be happy that they scored in the opening over, and Broad is determined to get the fans engaged and make life difficult for the visitors.
David Warner Vs Stuart Broad
Warner was run out in Adelaide in the 2020-21 Ashes series, but it wasn’t until the fourth Test in Sydney that Broad had the left-hander in his pocket, pouched at second slip with a classic outswinger. Warner was again dismissed by Broad in the next Test at Hobart after holing out to Ollie Pope at point. Broad had Warner’s number throughout the series.
In the 2019 Ashes series, Broad dismissed him seven times in ten innings as his round-the-wicket bowling left the typically tough top-order hitter unsure of where his off-stump was. In a disastrous trip, Warner scored just 95 runs in five Tests, at an average of 9.5. Broad took the most wickets for England in the series (23) and finished with a higher batting average (12.2) than Warner.
Broad was the best wicket-taker on either side in the 2015 series, with 21 dismissals at 20.9, but he was unable to unseat Warner, who scored 418 at 46.44. England captain Ben Stokes won the toss and chose to bowl first after the hosts made three changes to their playing eleven. Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, and Mark Wood were promoted, while Josh Tongue and James Anderson were benched.
Australia, on the other hand, had to make three changes, including the replacement of Todd Murphy for Nathan Lyon, who was ruled out of the series due to a calf injury. Mitchell Marsh and Scott Boland are also on the team list for Josh Hazlewood and Cameron Green.
Here’s how fans reacted
Warner was actually batting well against Broad till the time he decided to change his stance and start walking towards the 4th stump before playing him every delivery.
— Prantik (@Pran__07) July 6, 2023
Rohit Sharma is better test opener than David Warner,Warner played more matches than rohit that's why his stats looking good than rohit, reason behind this is Australia knows warner is good as an opener not at no 5,6 and India gave a chance to rohit after kL 20 flop performance
— Harsh (@Imhro_45) July 6, 2023
its a high time for warner to be dropped and peter handscomb should be given a chance ???
— Vivek Mishra (@imvivek9118) July 6, 2023
One-sided matches lol
— A (@ReignOfMessi) July 6, 2023
They literally compare pavid parner with goat rohit😭😭
— REDFOX (@selflessrohit45) July 6, 2023
i laugh when they compare this walking wicket with rohit sharma
— Lazy Elegance (@Ekans123456) July 6, 2023
The guy is a beast, the way he does it again and again is outstanding..
— Manish Belani 🇴🇲 (@belanish11) July 6, 2023