Death, taxes and Stuart Broad claiming the wicket of David Warner.
It’s a tale as old as time, and it happened yet again in the first over of Australia’s second innings.
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A delivery from Broad had Warner flashing at a shot that was high and wide from off-stump, but instead of finding the boundary, he found a diving Ollie Pope who took a screamer as Warner was on his way for a three-ball duck.
It was the second pair of ducks for Warner in seven Ashes Tests too, as he exited for nought in the first innings after spending 22 deliveries at the crease.
Broad has now sent Warner back to the stands a whopping 14 times, as the Australian star was left to rue what might’ve been yet again.
Michael Hussey, who played alongside Warner in the Aussie set-up, could empathise with the opener as he now has back-to-back pairs and is the first opener to bag two pairs in the Ashes.
“It’s a terrible feeling,” Hussey said.
“It’s amazing how this game can bring you back down to earth.
“(He was) Just feeling for it outside off-stump.
Hussey believed the failed shot was a bi-product of how Warner’s standard style of play.
“He’ll be disappointed with that shot, David Warner,” Hussey said.
“He’s normally an aggressive player, but decisive.
“He just pushed it, wasn’t fully committed to the shot.”
With Broad’s continued success when bowling to Warner, fans continued to ask the question: why didn’t the English star bowl at the Gabba?
He was mysteriously left out of the starting team alongside fellow stalwart Jimmy Anderson in what could very well be the last Ashes tour of Australia for the duo.