Ashes: Stuart Broad gets David Warner again as England make blistering start

Stuart Broad gets David Warner back! England bowler dismisses Australian rival in FIRST over of Ashes Test – the SIXTEENTH time he beat the veteran opener

David Warner fell prey to nemesis Stuart Broad once again as the Englishman gave his side the best possible start in the third Ashes Test.

Broad, 36, has long had Warner’s number during their long-running battles, having sacked him 15 times before the Headingley clash.

And despite a flying start with a boundary on the first ball, Warner later succumbed to Broad in the over and stole a pitch to Zak Crawley in the slips.

It is the 16th time Warner has lost his wicket to Broad, only four bowlers in cricket history have beaten a single batsman more often.

Australian Glenn McGrath dismissed Michael Atherton 19 times, Alec Bedser took the wicket of Arthur Morris 18 times, while Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh dismissed Atherton 17 times.

Warner and fellow opener Usman Khawaja walked into a cacophony of noise on Thursday morning as the Aussies received a hostile reception from the masses in Leeds.

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The Australian national anthem was largely respected by the Headingley crowd, but loud boos greeted Australian opener Usman Khawaja and David Warner at the crease.

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The atmosphere was even more feverish at the end of the first over, after Stuart Broad fired Warner and immediately proceeded to get the crowd going on the Western Terrace.

Earlier in the day, a few boos welcomed Pat Cummins onto the field for the pre-match coin toss.

The hosts’ anger at their rivals over Jonny Bairstow’s controversial punching at Lord’s doesn’t seem to be fading in the days since Australia won the second Test at the Home of Cricket, with fans outraged by Alex Carey’s morally questionable act.

After ducking out of the way for a bouncer from Cameron Green, Bairstow – who had been in his crease – scratched his target before going off the wicket to talk to Stokes, thinking the ball was dead.

Carey, noticing Bairstow leaving his ground, stumped his rival wicket-keeper, with the umpires thinking the ball was still alive.

The Lord’s crowd was outraged by the behavior of the Australians and they were greeted by a volatile Long Room during the lunch hour, with the MCC later apologizing after the players were upset by the members’ actions.

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