Mitchell Johnson has set his sights on equaling the record of mentor Dennis Lillee after becoming just the fifth Australian to take 300 Test wickets last week. Shane Warne’s Australia record 708 Test wickets and Glenn McGrath’s next-best 563 are set to prove far beyond the reach of the 33-year-old left-arm quick. But the Test tallies of fellow Australia fast bowlers Brett Lee (310) and Lillee (355) are within range for Johnson. Last week, Australia lost the third Test at Edgbaston by eight wickets as England took a 2-1 lead in the five-match Ashes series. One consolation for Johnson was the manner in which he got to 300 Test wickets, a rip-snorting bouncer which England’s Jonny Bairstow gloved to wicket-keeper Peter Nevill. Two balls later, a similar delivery saw Ben Stokes caught behind for a duck as Johnson produced one of the most thrilling spells of bowling in the entire series so far. READ:  Mitchell Johnson becomes 5th Australian to take 300 wickets in Test cricket

With inputs from AFP.