Mitchell Johnson © Getty Images
Mitchell Johnson © Getty Images

Australia‘s tearaway pacer Mitchell Johnson on Thursday became the only fifth bowler in their cricket history to complete 300 wickets in Test cricket. Johnson achieved the feat during the third Test against England, wherein he claimed the wicket of Jonny Bairstow on the second day of the Ashes 2015 Test at Edgbaston. The other four bowlers to have taken 300 or more wickets for Australia are Shane Warne (708), Glenn McGrath (563), Dennis Lillee (355) and Brett Lee (310). Johnson has been Australia’s leader of their pace attack ever since he turned up all guns blazing in the Ashes 2013-14, a series wherein he wrecked havoc on England and claimed 37 wickets in 5 Tests to lead Australia to an emphatic 5-0 victory. Catch live cricket scores and updates of England vs Australia 3rd Ashes 2015 Test at Edgbaston, Day 2 here

After having a poor opening Ashes 2015 Test at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, Johnson had said that he is ready to trouble England and reopen the scars he gave them in the last encounter. Johnson said: “I hope so. That’d be nice, to have those scars come back out. Nothing’s changed for me. It’s always nice to go out there and perform and to bowl at good pace. The ball’s been swinging over here too and I’ve really enjoyed that. When the ball swings at good pace it makes it a little more difficult.”