England v Australia, 1st Investec Ashes Test, Cardiff, 3rd day July 10, 2015

Root's stellar run, Anderson on the rise

Statistical highlights from the third day of the first Ashes Test in Cardiff

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Australia claimed six England wickets for just 82 runs at the end of day three in Cardiff

1 Instances in Test history of Nos. 3, 4, 5 and 6 being dismissed in the 30s during the same innings. This happened for the first time during Australia's first innings when Steven Smith (33), Michael Clarke (38), Adam Voges (31) and Shane Watson (30) were all dismissed.

2 Number of instances in the last 22 years of an England batsman making a hundred and a fifty during an Ashes Test at home - Joe Root during this Test (134 and 60) and Ian Bell (109 and 74) at Lord's in 2013.

32 Balls faced by Bell for the first 31 runs of his innings. He needed 57 balls for his next 29 runs. Bell was bowled by Mitchell Johnson for 60 off 89 balls. Incidentally, Root was also bowled, by Josh Hazlewood, after scoring 60 runs off 89 balls.

406 Number of Test wickets taken by James Anderson. He overtook Curtly Ambrose (405) to go to 11th on the all-time list of highest wicket-takers in Tests.

1 Number of times England have lost an Ashes Test at home after gaining a lead of 100-plus runs in the first innings. This happened at Old Trafford in 1961. England have a first-innings lead of 122 in this Test.

7 Number of times Anderson has dismissed Brad Haddin in Test matches, more than any other bowler. Stuart Broad, Makhaya Ntini and Graeme Swann have dismissed him six times each.

56.06 Joe Root's batting average, the sixth-highest for any England batsman scoring at least 2000 Test runs. Root has made 12 scores of 50 or more during his last 18 innings.

Bishen Jeswant is a stats sub editor

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  • Dummy4 on July 11, 2015, 17:10 GMT

    Outstanding figures from jimmy he is the best swing bowler in the world

  • S on July 11, 2015, 16:29 GMT

    Can we have a stat on "win percent" for away teams in Test matches since 2011? (Excluding matches involving Bangladesh or Zimbabwe). A trend is beginning to develop in which it's becoming increasingly difficult to beat top teams away from home.

  • John on July 11, 2015, 3:06 GMT

    Let's hope the result is the same as the last time an England batsman made a hundred and a fifty in the same game at home.

    @John-orford; there might be some. I'd guess that in most cases the score was 0.

  • John on July 10, 2015, 23:59 GMT

    There could not have been many instances of two batsmen in partnership both making the same score in the same number of balls. Not if they were both bowled by quicks.

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