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Australia v England, 6th match, Champions Trophy

Martyn's birthday bash, and Hussey's go-slow

A look at the statistical highlights of the Australia-England clash at Jaipur

S Rajesh

October 21, 2006

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England's second successive defeat in the Champions Trophy places them on the brink of elimination - their only hope of making further progress is if they beat West Indies by a convincing margin and if India win both their remaining matches. Three teams would then have one win each, and their net run rates will decide which of them will progress to the semi-final. Cricinfo looks at some significant numbers from the match at Jaipur.

Damien Martyn now averages more than 65 in ODIs against England © Getty Images

18 - The number of defeats for England in their last 25 ODIs

8 for 60 - England's collapse in the second half of their innings - after 25 overs they were 109 for 2

3 - The number of boundaries scored by England's last nine batsmen. Their openers hit 13 fours

18.27 - Shane Watson's bowling average in his last 14 ODIs. He has taken 26 wickets in these games

32 - Kevin Pietersen's batting average in ODIs against Australia. Against other teams he averages 59.25

5.97 - Steve Harmison's economy rate in his last eight ODIs (423 runs in 70.5 overs)

65.21 - Birthday-boy Damien Martyn's ODI average against England. In 25 matches against them, he has nine fifty-plus scores

37.94 - Michael Hussey's scoring rate in his unbeaten 32 off 85 balls. It was his slowest ODI knock among innings in which he has faced at least 50 balls, beating his 36 not out off 61 balls against Bangladesh at Chittagong earlier this year.

S Rajesh is stats editor of Cricinfo

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S Rajesh Stats editor Every week the Numbers Game takes a look at the story behind the stats, with an original slant on facts and figures. The column is edited by S Rajesh, ESPNcricinfo's stats editor in Bangalore. He did an MBA in marketing, and then worked for a year in advertising, before deciding to chuck it in favour of a job which would combine the pleasures of watching cricket and writing about it. The intense office cricket matches were an added bonus.
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