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Friday, July 31, 2015

Mitchell Johnson(Australia) Joins 300 Wickets Club Thursday July 30,2015


Mitchell Johnson became the fifth Australian to pass the 300-wicket milestone with the third ball of his opening over, producing a snorting, short-pitched delivery that a leaping Bairstow could only fend to Peter Nevill behind the stumps
Jonny Bairstow of England gloves a delivery from Mitchell Johnson and is caught by wicketkeeper 
The pair - Mitchell Johnson and Peter Nevill combined again two balls later when Ben Stokes became Johnson's 301st victim with another venomous effort that cannoned off the batsman's gloves to give the tourists the perfect start after the first day dominated by the hosts

Mitchell Johnson achieved the feat of taking 300+ test wickets in just 69 Tests, at an average of 27.62

In recent years Mitchell Johnson has been England’s bête noire, picking up 47 wickets in eight matches against Alastair Cook’s side since 2013, at a frightening average of just 17.19

Cricket Australia decided to honour Johnson’s personal milestone with a bizarre tweet depicting the fast bowler as King Leonidas from the film 300

Mitchell Johnson becomes only the fifth Australian bowler to reach 300 wickets, and is now just nine victims behind Brett Lee who retired in 2008 with 310 Test Wickets

Mitchell Johnson stats graphic

Mitchell Johnson's milestone was clocked up in his 69th Test - in quicker time than Lee, who recorded the feat in his 73rd appearance, but behind Lillee (56), Warne (63) and McGrath (64)

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