Ashes 2019: Broad reaches 100 Ashes wickets vs Australia

The wicket of Steve Smith saw England seamer Stuart Broad reach a special Ashes milestone at Edgbaston.

Stuart Broad celebrates the wicket of Tim Paine   -  Getty Images

Stuart Broad made Ashes history in the first Test at Edgbaston as he took a five-for to reach 100 wickets in the famous series.

The England seamer was the star of the show for the host on the opening day in Birmingham as Australia was bowled out for 284.

Broad dismissed Cameron Bancroft, David Warner, Tim Paine and James Pattinson as Australia slumped to 122-8, but his search for the fifth wicket that would mark an Ashes milestone proved a frustrating one.

Steve Smith scored a magnificent 144 and anchored stands of 88 and 74 with tailenders Peter Siddle and Nathan Lyon to help Australia recover from a precarious position, before he was finally bowled by Broad as the irritated England seamer brought up a century he did not celebrate.


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