The Australian team is currently leading Ashes series by 1-0. The second match was drawn and in third match the chances for thw victory are also in the favour of Australia.
Australia set a target of 359 runs against England on the third day of the match. In reply, England had lost 2 wickets for 15 runs. But fast bowler Pat Cummins left no stone unturned to make Australia top stay upper hand.
The 26-year-old bowler took 3 wickets in England's first innings. With this, he has made a record that no Australian bowler could make in the history of Test cricket.
Indeed, Cummins has become the bowler with the highest number of points in the ICC Test rankings. Cummins has secured the first position in the bowling rankings by scoring 914 points. He has become the fifth bowler in the world to score so many points in the rankings.
Just ahead of him is Muttiah Muralitharan, a former Sri Lankan spinner with 920 points, while the first place is named after former England bowler Sydney Barnes who scored 932 points in the bowling rankings in 1914.
5 Bowlers who has more points in ICC rankings:
- Sydney Barnes of England - 932 points in 1914
- George Lohmann of England - 931 points in 1896
- Imran Khan of Pakistan - 922 points in 1983
- M Muralitharan of Sri Lanka - 920 points in 2007
- Pat Cummins of Australia - 914 points in 2019
Let me tell you that Pat Cummins played a key role in restricting England to 67 in the first innings. Cummins took 3 wickets for 23 runs in this match, which also includes 4 maidens in 9 overs.