3rd Match, England v Australia, Natwest Series, Statistical Highlights

Rajneesh Gupta

June 11, 2001

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  • It was the 1721st ODI in cricket history.

  • It was England's 327th and Australia's 483rd ODI match.

  • It was the 68th match between these two sides. The record now reads : Australia 35, England 31,tied one and abandoned one.

  • Umpires John Hampshire and Ray Julian were officiating in their 20th and sixth match respectively.

  • Karachi born Owais Shah became 163rd player to represent England in ODIs.

  • The two wickets in this match has taken Darren Gough's tally to 58 in the matches in England - more than any one else. Gough was earlier at level with 56 wickets with Ian Botham. The accompanying table lists the leading bowlers on English soil :

Bowler

Wkts

For

Mts

Balls

Runs

Ave

Best

SR

RpO

5W

D Gough

58

Eng

34

1948

1326

22.86

5/44

33.59

4.08

1

IT Botham

56

Eng

47

2843

1824

32.57

4/45

50.77

3.85

0

RGD Willis

45

Eng

32

1949

1005

22.33

4/11

43.31

3.09

0

CM Old

36

Eng

24

1411

782

21.72

4/8

39.19

3.33

0

AME Roberts

36

WI

21

1297

692

19.22

4/27

36.03

3.2

0

RJ Hadlee

33

NZ

21

1377

714

21.64

5/25

41.73

3.11

1

MA Holding

33

WI

19

1156

568

17.21

4/33

35.03

2.95

0

CC Lewis

30

Eng

20

1153

893

29.77

4/40

38.43

4.65

0

  • Ricky Ponting (102) scored his first hundred against England and eighth in his ODI career. His previous highest against England was 75* at Melbourne on 15-01-1999

  • England has now lost seven matches at a trotit second worst run in ODIs. It had lost 8 consecutive matches from 25-10-1989 to 23-05-1990. England also had three other sequences of defeat in seven consecutive matches .Incidentally the ODI record of most consecutive defeats is held by Bangladesh who lost 22 matches before registering its maiden victory against Kenya at Hyderabad on 17-05-1998.

  • The defeat was England's fifth in as many matches against Australia which equalled its worst run against Australia. England had also lost five consecutive matches against Australia from 06-06-1981 to 23-01-1983

  • Ricky Ponting was winning his tenth Man of the Match award - his second in successive matches.

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