England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day July 16, 2015

Rogers, Smith second to Bradman

Stats highlights from the opening day of the second Test between England and Australia

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2 Number of Australian batsmen who have scored 1000-plus runs in Ashes Tests after the age of 35 - Don Bradman (1188) and Chris Rogers (1093). Rogers has ten 50-plus scores from 12 Ashes Tests including four centuries.

9 Number of consecutive 50-plus scores for Steven Smith in the first innings of a Test match. He converted eight of these nine scores into centuries.

97.2 Smith's batting average in the first innings of a Test match, the second-best for any batsman who has scored at least 1000 runs in the first innings. The only person who averages more is Bradman - 2387 runs in the first innings at an average of 113.66.

13 Years since Australia's second-wicket stand has taken the score past 300. The last two instances of Australia doing this were also against England - in 1997 and 2002.

1026 Test runs scored by Smith against England, the most for him against a single country. England are the first team against whom Smith has scored 1000-plus runs. He has scored 930 runs versus India. Click here to see his career summary.

259 The unbeaten partnership between Smith and Rogers, the best second-wicket stand for Australia in 38 Tests at Lord's. The previous record was 231, between Bradman and Bill Woodfull in 1930.

16 Total runs scored by Smith in four innings at Lord's prior to his century in the first innings of this Test. His four scores were 1, 12, 2 and 1.

0 Number of 150-plus scores for Rogers in Tests prior to the first innings of this Test. He made 158* in the first innings, with his previous highest Test score being 119 in Sydney in 2014. Four out of Rogers' five Test hundreds have come against England.

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  • Ahilan on July 17, 2015, 10:26 GMT

    If we are to look at first innings stats, we should really look at the average of the batsman in the teams first innings, not just the average in the first innings of a test match. Smith is a very good batsman but his match first innings average of close to a 100 hides the fact that he averages 36.42 in the match 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings combined (Bradman averages 94.06 in these innings combined).

  • Doug on July 17, 2015, 9:40 GMT

    Thanks very much stats editor! I stand corrected!

  • Dummy4 on July 17, 2015, 8:31 GMT

    The "nine consecutive scores of 50 plus in the first innings" is still wrong. If Australia bowled first, then obviously Smith did not bat in the First innings of the Test. He batted in the second innings of the Test- and these innings have not been included.

    It may be correct to say he scored "nine consecutive scores of 50 plus in Tests where Australia batted first" but it is misleading the way it is written as it stands.

  • Doug on July 17, 2015, 6:43 GMT

    I don't think the stat for 97.2 ave is right. The current stats in statsguru don't include the 100 from this game, Smith has actually scored 1 more century than Bradman in less games. Smith's average should be higher than 97.2 I think. Someone will correct me if I am wrong.
    Stats editor's reply: The average of 97.2 is correct. Statsguru is updated real time and includes the century from the ongoing Test.

  • Ragavendran on July 17, 2015, 5:10 GMT

    I agree with Potatis. If you think Smith is in a purple patch, you ain't seen anything yet. His purple patch is yet to come.

  • David on July 17, 2015, 3:59 GMT

    Nine "consecutive 50-plus scores ... in the first innings of a Test match." Note that Australia *bowled* in the first innings of the Test in Cardiff.

  • Dummy4 on July 17, 2015, 3:50 GMT

    That was in the second innings of the match, it's talking about when Australia batted first in the entire match- Sam Matthews!!

  • Dummy4 on July 17, 2015, 3:30 GMT

    The 9 consecutive first innings scores for Smith is just plain wrong. Are we forgetting the very last test where he got 33? I love him as much as the next Aussie, but let's not bend facts.

  • Doug on July 16, 2015, 23:47 GMT

    Smith is a run machine. People have been calling it a purple patch, but I think this is just how he bats now, and it's what we'll see from now on. I think he'll break all sorts of records.

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