August 8, 2001

3rd Test, Australia v England, Statistical Highlights

  • It was the 1554th Test in cricket history.

  • It was Australia's 617th and England's 784th match and the 299th between these two sides. The record now reads : Australia 120, England 93, drawn 86.

  • Umpires John Hampshire and S Venkataraghavan were officiating in their 17th and 46th match respectively, while Talat Ali was officiating as ICC match referee for the eighth time.

  • It was the 20th Test between these two sides on the Trent Bridge ground. Australia has won 7 and lost only three. 10 matches were drawn. Australia had last lost a match on this ground back in August 1977.

  • Alex Tudor was making a comeback into the English side after two years. His last appearance was against New Zealand at Birmingham in July 1999.

  • The wicket of Robert Croft in the first innings was the 100th for Shane Warne against England. He became the 11th Australian and 16th bowler overall to achieve this feat. At the end of this match, Warne has a tally of 106 wickets from 21 games against England. The following table lists the leading wicket takers against England in Test cricket:

Wkts

Bowler

For

Mts

Balls

Runs

Ave

Best

SR

ER

5WI

10WM

167

DK Lillee

Aus

29

8516

3507

21.00

7/89

50.99

41.18

11

4

164

CEL Ambrose

WI

34

8284

3082

18.79

8/45

50.51

37.20

8

2

145

CA Walsh

WI

36

8818

3683

25.40

6/74

60.81

41.77

5

1

141

H Trumble

Aus

31

7895

2945

20.89

8/65

55.99

37.30

9

3

127

MD Marshall

WI

26

5790

2436

19.18

7/22

45.59

42.07

6

1

115

MA Noble

Aus

39

6895

2860

24.87

7/17

59.96

41.48

9

2

114

RR Lindwall

Aus

29

6728

2559

22.45

7/63

59.02

38.04

6

0

106

CV Grimmett

Aus

22

9164

3439

32.44

6/37

86.45

37.53

11

2

106

SK Warne

Aus

21

6365

2357

22.24

8/71

60.05

37.03

6

1

103

G Giffen

Aus

31

6391

2791

27.10

7/117

62.05

43.67

7

1

102

WJ O'Reilly

Aus

19

7864

2587

25.36

7/54

77.10

32.90

8

3

102

GstA Sobers

WI

36

8771

3323

32.58

5/41

85.99

37.89

3

0

101

CTB Turner

Aus

17

5179

1670

16.53

7/43

51.28

32.25

11

2

100

TM Alderman

Aus

17

4717

2117

21.17

6/47

47.17

44.88

11

1

100

LR Gibbs

WI

26

8841

2889

28.89

6/39

88.41

32.68

7

2

100

JR Thomson

Aus

21

4951

2418

24.18

6/46

49.51

48.84

5

0

  • Mike Atherton, at the end of this match, has an aggregate of 7676 runs from 113 matches which takes him ahead of Colin Cowdrey who had an aggregate of 7624 runs from 114 matches. Now only Graham Gooch (8900 runs from 118 matches), David Gower (8231 from 117) and Geoff Boycott (8114 from 108) are ahead of Atherton for England.

  • The wicket of Andrew Caddick in the second innings was the 100th for Jason Gillespie in his 24th match. He became the 29th Australian and 121st bowler overall to do so.

  • When Mark Ramprakash was stumped by Gilchrist in second innings, it was the 19th time Shane Warne got a wicket in this fashion. With this he moved ahead of India's Vinoo Mankad and Bishen Singh Bedi and Australia's Ashley Mallett who each had 18 such dismissals against their name. Now only Clarrie Grimmett (28) and India's Subhash Gupte (20) are ahead of Warne.

  • When Mike Atherton was dismissed by McGrath in the first innings, it was the 20th occasion Atherton was getting out without opening his account. He thus joined seven other batsmen who have suffered the ignominy of recording 20 or more ducks in a career. They are: West Indian Courtney Walsh (43 ducks), Curtley Ambrose (26), Australian Shane Warne (24), New Zealander Danny Morrison (24), India's Bhagwat Chandrasekhar (23), Australia's Glenn McGrath (22) and India's Bishen Singh Bedi (20).

  • Brett Lee has now played in 10 matches without being on the losing side even once. He has now equalled West Indian Eldine Baptiste's record in this category of statistics. The following tables have the details :

Highest Percentage of Winning matches : (Min.Qualification : 10 matches)

Player

For

Mts

Won

Lost

D/T

%wins

EAE Baptiste

WI

10

10

0

0

100.00

B Lee

Aus

10

10

0

0

100.00

AC Gilchrist

Aus

20

18

2

0

90.00

GA Lohmann

Eng

18

15

3

0

83.33

SJE Loxton

Aus

12

10

0

2

83.33

EJ Smith

Eng

11

9

0

2

81.82

CE Pellew

Aus

10

8

0

2

80.00

SG Barnes

Aus

13

10

1

2

76.92

ERH Toshack

Aus

12

9

0

3

75.00

FR Foster

Eng

11

8

1

2

72.73

WW Reid

Eng

18

13

3

2

72.22

D Tallon

Aus

21

15

1

5

71.43

CL McCool

Aus

14

10

0

4

71.43

AG Fairfax

Aus

10

7

2

1

70.00

Highest Percentage of Undefeated Matches (Min.Qualification : 10 matches)

Player

For

Mts

Won

Lost

D/T

W+D

%undef

EAE Baptiste

WI

10

10

0

0

10

100.00

B Lee

Aus

10

10

0

0

10

100.00

SJE Loxton

Aus

12

10

0

2

12

100.00

EJ Smith

Eng

11

9

0

2

11

100.00

CE Pellew

Aus

10

8

0

2

10

100.00

ERH Toshack

Aus

12

9

0

3

12

100.00

CL McCool

Aus

14

10

0

4

14

100.00

EA McDonald

Aus

11

7

0

4

11

100.00

RK Chauhan

Ind

21

12

0

9

21

100.00

WW Daniel

WI

10

5

0

5

10

100.00

RH Spooner

Eng

10

5

0

5

10

100.00

  • Alec Stewart has now appeared in 47 `lost' matchesmaximum by any player in Test cricket history. He was earlier at level with Australia's Allan Border. The details :

Player

For

Mts

Won

Lost

D/T

%loss

AJ Stewart

Eng

113

30

47

36

41.59

AR Boder

Aus

156

50

46

60

29.49

MA Atherton

Eng

113

30

43

40

38.05

CA Walsh

WI

132

52

43

37

32.58

GA Gooch

Eng

118

32

42

44

35.59

DI Gower

Eng

117

32

42

43

35.90

A Ranatunga

SL

93

17

35

41

37.63

  • Australia has now played in 21 consecutive result matches winning 19 and losing two. It is now only one short of equalling England's all time record of 22 consecutive matches without a draw between 1884-85 and 1891-92 with 17 wins and five losses.

  • The defeat was Mike Atherton's 21st in 54 matches. Only Allan Border has lost more matches (22) than Atherton.

  • The win was Steve Waugh's 20th in 27 matches. He became the eighth captain to win 20 or more matches after West Indian Clive Lloyd (36 wins in 74 matches), Australian Allan Border (32 in 93), South African Hansie Cronje (27 in 53), Viv Richards (27 in 50), Australian Mark Taylor (26 in 50), Greg Chappell (21 in 48) and Englishman Peter May (20 in 41).

  • The victory in this match also sealed the series in Australia's favour. Australia has now won seven Ashes series in a row. The last occasion Australia lost a series to England was back in 1986-87 when England defeated Australia on latter's soil by a 2-1 margin.

  • Shane Warne was winning his ninth Man of the Match award - his third against England. He had last won an award way back in 1997-98 against South Africa in Sydney.