Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Best performances - Batsmen

UT Khawaja
171(381) 18x4 - 1x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 29 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
16 24 16 15 41 5 23 31
SE Marsh
156(291) 18x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 39 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
12 10 17 15 27 20 13 42

Best performances - Bowlers

PJ Cummins
O17
M4
R39
W4
Eco2.29
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
PJ Cummins
O24.3
M5
R80
W4
Eco3.26
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Partnerships

  • ENG - 1st
  • AUS - 1st
  • ENG - 2nd

England - 1st - Innings

28
AN Cook3 (35)
MD Stoneman24 (24)
60
AN Cook34 (60)
JM Vince25 (53)
7
AN Cook2 (9)
JE Root5 (13)
133
DJ Malan55 (160)
JE Root78 (128)
5
DJ Malan0 (0)
JM Bairstow5 (7)
18
MM Ali11 (22)
DJ Malan7 (20)
43
MM Ali19 (36)
TK Curran23 (48)
41
SCJ Broad25 (19)
TK Curran16 (17)
11
SCJ Broad6 (13)
MS Crane4 (5)
0
JM Anderson0 (3)
MS Crane0 (2)

Australia - 1st - Innings

1
DA Warner1 (1)
CT Bancroft0 (7)
85
UT Khawaja29 (79)
DA Warner55 (103)
188
UT Khawaja103 (210)
SPD Smith83 (158)
101
SE Marsh59 (136)
UT Khawaja39 (90)
169
SE Marsh66 (115)
MR Marsh101 (141)
52
SE Marsh31 (40)
TD Paine21 (36)
17
TD Paine6 (6)
MA Starc11 (10)
36*
TD Paine11 (10)
PJ Cummins24 (16)

England - 2nd - Innings

5
AN Cook5 (9)
MD Stoneman0 (9)
10
AN Cook5 (11)
JM Vince4 (6)
28
JM Vince14 (45)
JE Root14 (46)
25
DJ Malan5 (27)
JE Root20 (49)
25*
JM Bairstow17 (90)
JE Root8 (72)
28
MM Ali13 (43)
JM Bairstow14 (43)
23*
JM Bairstow7 (90)
JE Root16 (72)
0
JM Bairstow0 (10)
TK Curran0 (6)
4
SCJ Broad4 (2)
TK Curran0 (0)
8
TK Curran6 (15)
MS Crane2 (4)
24
JM Anderson2 (23)
TK Curran17 (19)

Smith all the way

687

Runs scored by Steve Smith in the 2017-18 Ashes- Sixth highest ever for Australia. Sir Don Bradman occupies three of the the top 6 positions. Smith averaged 137.40

Drubbing

4-0

Australia's Ashes Victory Margin - This is the 12th instance of England not winning a Test in an Ashes series

Spin failure

112.5

Bowling average for England's spinners in this series, their worst in any series in which they've bowled 200+ overs

A debut to forget

193

Runs conceded by Crane, the highest for any England bowler on debut, and the fifth highest for any bowler. The record is 222, by Randiv v Ind

Middle-order domination

3

Instances of Australia's Nos. 3-6 all getting 75+. The previous two instances were in 1946 and 1937, during Bradman's captaincy

Batsmen Dominate

1993

Only other instance of Australia adding over 100 runs each for the 3rd,4th and 5th wicket respectively. It was also against England at Leeds in 1993.

Successful pair

6

Century stands between Smith and Khawaja since April 2014. They have 12 stands of fifty or more from 18 innings. The pair have added 1330 runs at 73.88.

Another Record for Smith

111

Innings taken for Steven Smith to reach 6000 Test runs- Joint-second quickest along with Sir Garry Sobers behind Sir Don Bradman who got there in 68 innings.

Fails again

1

No. of 50s converted into 100s by Root in his last ten 50+ scores. In this series, he has failed to score a century after crossing 50 four times.

Contributions from all

2013

Last instance of England's top-5 all scoring 20+ runs in the first inns of a Test, at MCG in Ashes 2013-14. In this Test, all 5 have crossed 20 so far.

Cook goes on

150

No. of consecutive Tests played by Cook, including this match. Only Allan Border (153) has played more in a row.

Can England finish off well?

2

No. of defeats for Australia at SCG in last 20 years, before this match. Both have come against England - 2002-03 and 2010-11. In 26 out of last 28 Tests at SCG, teams have opted to bat first, so as England now.