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Last Updated: Thursday, 11 August 2005, 18:13 GMT 19:13 UK
Warne joy over 600th Test wicket
Shane Warne
Shane Warne was bowled over at becoming the first cricketer to take 600 Test wickets, but he admitted that winning the third Ashes Test was his priority.

He reached the milestone by removing Marcus Trescothick on day one of the third Ashes Test at Old Trafford.

"To get to 600, no one has ever done that before and I feel pretty proud of that achievement," he said.

"To do it at this ground is obviously pretty special as well, and with my parents here to top it off."

Warne, who turns 36 next month, finished the first day with just the one wicket as England took control.

"I thought I bowled well without much luck. I've bowled worse than that and got wickets," he added.

"I didn't have the rub of the green, had a lot of plays and misses, but you have to give credit to England. They played well."

Anyone who gets 600 Test wickets warrants all the plaudits he's going to get
Michael Vaughan on Warne

Warne was mobbed by his team-mates after dismissing Trescothick when wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist held on to a delivery which had hit the back of the batsman's bat.

He also kissed a rubber bracelet in tribute to his three children, who are back in Australia with his estranged wife Simone.

"The wristband is pretty emotional for me," revealed Warne.

"When Simone and the three children went home, Brooke my eldest daughter gave me the wristband, which says 'strength' on it.

"She and the other kids wear one and I spoke to all three of them this morning. So I told Brooke that if I got to 600, it would be for her, Jackson and Summer.

Michael Vaughan paid tribute to a player he called a "true great".

"Anyone who gets 600 Test wickets warrants all the plaudits he's going to get," said the England captain.

"He's great to face, he's a real competitive play and a decent bloke. Hopefully he won't get too many more now!"

Interview: Australia's Shane Warne

Interview: England captain Michael Vaughan


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