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Stats highlights of the 2006-07 Ashes series
January 5, 2007
The sequel to the Ashes thriller of 2005 turned out to be a hopelessly one-sided damp squib. Cricinfo looks at the numbers in the aftermath of the fifth and final Test.
|1920-21||Australia v England||Australia|
|1931-32||Australia v South Africa||Australia|
|1959||England v India||England|
|1961-62||West Indies v India||West Indies|
|1984||England v West Indies||West Indies|
|1985-86||West Indies v England||West Indies|
|1998-99||South Africa v West Indies||South Africa|
|2000-01||Australia v West Indies||Australia|
|2006-07||Australia v England||Australia|
Ponting topped the series run aggregate with 576 runs, including two centuries and two half-centuries, followed by Pietersen's 490. There were nine centuries in total by the Australians; England managed just three. Click here for the series averages.
Brett Lee's rise was similar, as he picked up 46 wickets at the same stage in his career but what is most surprising are the numbers for McGrath and Warne. McGrath had just 25 wickets at 38.32 apiece while Warne's figures were comparatively worse, with 21 scalps at 37.38 apiece.
Kanishkaa Balachandran is editorial assistant of Cricinfo. For some stats he was helped by Satish KumarFeeds: Kanishkaa Balachandran
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