Ashes 2021-22: Mitchell Starc becomes the first bowler to bag 50 wickets in Day-Night Test

Mitchell Starc, a left-arm pacer, was the pick of the Australian bowlers as the hosts bowled England out for 236 in the first innings of the second Ashes Test match, which was contested in Adelaide. In the Day-Night Test match, Australia gained a big 237-run first-innings advantage. Starc took advantage of the Pink ball, taking four wickets.

In the last session of day two, Starc handed Australia the first breakthrough by dispatching opener Rory Burns. He also grabbed Dawid Malan’s prized scalp for 80, who seemed like he was on his way to a century at one stage. The left-arm pacer showed no signs of slowing down, dismissing wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler for his third wicket of the innings before dismissing Stuart Broad to finish with figures of 4 for 37 in 16 overs, becoming the first bowler in international cricket history to pick 50 wickets with the Pink ball in a Day-Night Test match.

Australia has a spotless record in Day-Night Tests, having won all eight matches so far, and they appear to be on track for another victory. The Pink Ball Master Starc deserves credit for Australia’s success with the ball, as he has been their most consistent performance, taking up 50 wickets and becoming the first international bowler to do so.