Close of Play

  • Thu, 6 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 274/4 (JE Root 124*, MA Wood 2*, 65 ov)
  • Fri, 7 Aug - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 241/7 (AC Voges 48*, MA Starc 0*, 62.2 ov)
  • Sat, 8 Aug - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 253 (72.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

dubious seven


Ashes Tests lost by Michael Clarke - the most by any Australian captain.

Stokes' Six


Number of times Stokes has taken six wickets in an innings in Tests, both in the Ashes.

Stokes stoked


Wickets for Ben Stokes, his second five-for in Tests. His best figures are also versus Australia - 6 for 99 in Sydney in 2014

Captaincy low


Clarke's series average, the second-lowest (after Ponting's 16.14 in 2010-11) among Aus captains in an Ashes series since 1965

Second-innings star


David Warner's Test average in the second innings versus England; in the first innings against England, he averages 19.50

Strong in the 2nd innings


Century opening partnerships between Warner and Rogers in the second innings of Tests in England. Overall, there are 9 such stands for Australia in England

Winning lead


Number of times England have taken leads of more than 331 in Tests v Australia since 1940. They've won all seven

Lord of Trent Bridge


Joe Root's batting average in Tests at Trent Bridge. In four innings, his scores are 30, 5, 154*, 130



England's lead at the end of day one, the third-highest after the first day of a Test match. The highest is 286 - by SA v Zim, Cape Town, 2005

Root climbs into Aussies


Number of hundreds for Joe Root in Ashes Tests, making him the youngest Englishman to score 3 Ashes tons

An 'extra' batsman


Number of times that extras have top-scored in a Test innings. This is third such instance for Australia (there were 14 extras)

Collective Failure


Number of AUS top-7 batsmen who scored more than 10 runs during the 1st inns - 79 years since this happened in an Ashes Test

2 in 1 over


Wickets taken by Stuart Broad in the first over of the match. Others to do this (since 2002) are Irfan Pathan and Chris Cairns

Blink of an eye


Number of balls (or 18.3 overs) Australia lasted. It was the shortest-ever first innings of a Test.