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The Australian spin guru Shane Warne took the first 600 wickets in a Test match on this day in 2005

This remarkable achievement was achieved by Shane Warne in the third Test of the Ashes series against Australia, which took place at Old Trafford in Manchester in August of 2005.

On this day in 2005, the late Australian spin guru Shane Warne became the first bowler in the game’s history to collect 600 wickets in a career playing the game known as Test cricket. This incredible achievement was achieved by the illustrious bowler during the third Test of the Ashes series against Australia, which took place at Old Trafford in Manchester in August of 2005. During the first innings for England, the dismissal took place in the 42nd over. Marcus Trescothick, the opening batsman for the English team, was outsmarted by the fifth delivery of the over when he was on 63.

While he was attempting a sweep, the ball accidentally made contact with his body. As that, it struck the thigh of wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist, who jumped in the air to make a stunning catch of the ball after it bounced off his thigh. After 63 runs off 117 balls, Trescothick was out, and Warne had hit a plateau that is difficult for many bowlers to reach.

It is interesting to note that he took this wicket at the same location where he had previously bowled the “Ball of the Century,” a delivery that had sent the bails flying off the bat of an English hitter named Mike Gatting back in 1993. The renown of this amazing leggie proceeded to spread over the course of the subsequent twelve years.

Regarding the match itself, it was decided to conclude in a tie. Warne had a rather successful outing, as evidenced by the fact that he took 4/99 in his first innings while also scoring 90 and 34 with his bat.

Warne would go on to play in two more years of Test cricket before finally hanging up his boots in 2007. After playing in 145 tests during his career, he finished with a total of 708 wickets with a best bowling statistic of 8/71.

Despite the fact that the Sri Lankan spin great Muttiah Muralidaran finished his career as the highest-wicket taker in Tests with 800 wickets, Warne’s tally is still no small feat as he finished in the second position in the all-time list. Despite this, Warne’s accomplishment is still worthy of praise. Bowlers such as England’s ageless pace icon James Anderson (657 wickets) and India’s spin great Anil Kumble (619 wickets) are two more bowlers who have surpassed the 600-wicket mark in Tests. Both bowlers are considered to be greats in their respective fields.

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On March 4 of this year, however, Warne passed unexpectedly in Thailand from what is believed to have been a heart attack.

Warne was undoubtedly one of the most important players in the history of cricket. When he came onto the world stage in the early 1990s, he practically single-handedly reimagined the art of leg-spin.

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