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Thursday, August 11, 2005

Cricket: Warne takes 600th Test Wicket

Australia's Shane Warne became the first bowler in the history of Test Match cricket to take 600 wickets. Warne reached this milestone on the first day of the third Ashes test match being played at Old Trafford in Manchester.

Shane Warne had England's opening batsman Marcus Trescothick, who was earlier dropped by Gilchrist on 13 off the bowling of McGrath, caught behind of a mistimed sweep shot, to take his 600th test wicket.

Shane Warne's achievement couldn't stop England from taking the upper hand on the first day of the third Ashes test. England are going strong at 220/2 with captain Michael Vaughan, who shared a 2nd wicket parnership of 137 runs with Trescothick, unbeaten on 113 runs, his first century of the series.

England went into the third test with the same team that defeated Australia in the second test at Edgbaston by a narrow margin of two runs. Australia made one change to their lineup with ace strike bowler Glenn McGrath, coming back from injury, in place of Michael Kasprowicz.

Latest Score: Ashes - Match in progress.
3rd Test: 1st Day
Old Trafford, Manchester
England.....1st Innings....220/2 in 62 overs

Update: End of 1st Day's play - 3rd Test
England....1st Innings.....341/5 in 89 overs

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Spot Quiz:
1. Which player was Shane Warne's first test match wicket?
2. Who took the catch to give Warne his first test wicket?