Match Notes

need better than their best


Number of times England have scored 300+ runs in a successful 4th innings chase, twice against Australia

A Blip


Wickets taken by James Anderson in this Test. This is the first time that he has gone wicketless in a Lord's Test (18 Tests)

History with Australia


Number of previous occasions when Australia have set their opposition a 500+ target - they won 26 times and drew once

an appetite for more


Years since an AUS batsman has made a 200+ score and a 50+ score in the same Ashes Test - Smith (215 & 58) did this.

Down, but not out


Instances of an Australian opener retiring hurt (and not resuming his innings) in a Test, the most for any team

The best by far


Number of 50+ stands between Warner and Rogers in the last 2 years. No other opening pair has more than 5

Formula for success


Number of times Clarke could have enforced the follow-on, but he chose not to each time, winning each of the 3 previous Tests

Cookie Crumbles


Number of times Alastair Cook has been dismissed in the 90s, the most for any English batsman

Bucking a trend


Number of consecutive Ashes innings for Alastair Cook without a century. He had 3 hundreds in 6 innings before that

Leading a recovery


Number of times England's 5th wicket pair have posted 100+ runs after losing 4 wickets for 40 runs or less