Australia's Mitchell Starc bowls during play on the fifth day of the fourth Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England on September 8, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO ASSOCIATION WITH DIRECT COMPETITOR OF SPONSOR, PARTNER, OR SUPPLIER OF THE ECB (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Australian quick Mitchell Starc has joined the 300-club, taking the milestone wicket during the second innings against South Africa on Sunday afternoon, with the hosts then surviving a scare to pick up the win.

The Test at the Gabba, which has been completed inside two days, sees Starc become the 37th bowler to take 300 wickets in Test cricket history.

He sits behind six other Australians - Shane Warne (708), Glenn McGrath (563), Nathan Lyon (450), Dennis Lillee (355), Mitchell Johnson (313) and Brett Lee (310) - on the list.

The milestone highlighted a chaotic test, where 15 wickets fell on the opening day, with Australia managing to eek out a narrow lead on first innings, before sending South Africa through a horror show of a second innings.

They would be dismissed for 99, setting Australia 34 for victory, but at one point were 9 for 69, only a late stand from Khaya Zondo and Lungi Ngidi getting the Proteas into a position of having runs to defend.

Australia lost four wickets in the chase, with David Warner departing for 2 being the key talking point after his poor form and a first-ball duck in the first innings.

Ultimately, 19 sundries would ensure Australia crossed the finish line before the end of Day 2, with the teams now set to head to Melbourne for the Boxing Day Test.

Starc's 300 wicket, that of Rassie Van Der Dussen - which quickly became 301 with the departure of Keshav Maharaj - comes in what is his 74th Test for Australia.

Debuting in 2011, Starc has been a permanent fixture of Australia's bowling attack, with the towering quick averaging under 28 with the ball and having raw pace which has been difficult to get on top of.

Starc has taken five wickets in an innings on 13 occasions and ten in a match on two occasions, with the New South Wales-born quick often being viewed as the attack leader.