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Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

Pietersen v Warne

Stat highlights of the fourth day's of the first Ashes Test between Australia and England at Brisbane

George Binoy

November 26, 2006

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Kevin Pietersen and Paul Collingwood enjoy batting together © Getty Images
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4 - The number of times Shane Warne has dismissed Ian Bell in six Tests, giving away 18 runs per dismissal. Bell made his fourth duck in 33 innings today and three of those have been against Australia.

2 - The number of Test matches, out of 48 at the Gabba, in which a team has declared in both their innings. The previous instance was in 2001 when Australia declared both times in a rain-affected match against New Zealand.

7 for 236 - The highest target successfully chased at the Gabba - by Australia against West Indies in November 1951. In this Test, Australia had a first-innings lead of 445 but Ponting chose to extend it to 647 by not enforcing the follow on.

105.80 - Ricky Ponting's average in 2006. This is his seventh Test match of the year and he's scored six centuries, three fifties and stacked up 1058 runs.

4.86 - Warne's economy-rate during the 153-run partnership between Paul Collingwood and Kevin Pietersen. Warne conceded 60 off 74 balls (40 off 46 to Pietersen) with nine fours and a six. Brett Lee conceded four an over while Stuart Clark went for 3.83.

64.08 - The average partnership between Pietersen and Collingwood in Tests. The 153 they put together was their second century stand in 12 innings, and they've also added five half-century partnerships

George Binoy is editorial assistant of Cricinfo

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George Binoy Assistant Editor After a major in Economics and nine months in a financial research firm, George realised that equity, capital and the like were not for him. He decided that he wanted to be one of those lucky few who did what they love at work. Alas, his prodigious talent was never spotted and he had to reconcile himself to the fact that he would never earn his money playing cricket for his country, state or even district. He jumped at the opportunity to work for ESPNcricinfo and is now confident of mastering the art of office cricket
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