England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Edgbaston, 2nd day July 30, 2015

Johnson's double landmark, Clarke slump continues

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2 Number of Australia players who have achieved the all-round double of 2000 runs and 300 wickets - Shane Warne and Mitchell Johnson. Johnson started this Test on 1999 runs and 299 wickets. Overall, this double has been achieved by 12 players.

13 Runs scored by Michael Clarke across both innings in this Test - ten runs in the first innings and three in the second. There have only been three Tests in Clarke's 113-match career where he has cumulatively scored fewer runs across both innings.

49.73 Clarke's current batting average after his twin failures in this Test. Clarke's batting average has not dropped below 50 in 30 Tests since 2012.

69.6 David Warner's second-innings average in Tests against England. He scored 77 during Australia's second innings in this Test. Warner only averages 21.3 in the first innings of Tests against England.

22 Number of matches since Steven Smith last made two single-digit scores in the same Test. Smith averaged 69.94 in between. The last time was in the Lord's Test during the 2013 Ashes in England.

35 Number of balls in which Warner got to his fifty, the joint-fastest by any batsman in Ashes history. Australia's Graham Yallop also reached 50 off 35-balls during the Old Trafford Test of the 1981 Ashes.

2 Number of 50-plus scores for Moeen Ali when batting at No. 8 this series. He is only the second England batsman in the last 34 years to make two 50-plus scores in an Ashes series batting at No. 8. Stuart Broad did this during the 2009 Ashes.

5 Number of players who have scored 1000-plus Test runs in the last 12 months. Joe Root (1042) and Warner (1033) became the fourth and fifth batsmen to go past the 1000-run mark during their respective innings of 63 and 77 on the second day of this Test.

0 Number of previous instances of Chris Rogers being dismissed lbw in the second innings of a Test match. He was trapped in front by Stuart Broad after scoring six runs during Australia's second innings of this Test.

43 Number of years since Australia have lost five wickets for 100 runs or less in both innings of an Ashes Test - at Headingley in 1972. Australia were 82 for 5 in the first innings of this Test and 92 for 5 in the second innings.

1890 The year Australia last lost a Test match inside two days, against England at The Oval. Australia have lost two other Tests inside two days, both against England and both in 1888. Australia have avoided that ignominy on this occasion.

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  • Dummy4 on July 31, 2015, 8:32 GMT

    Chris Howard, Pollock does well on the difference between batting and bowling averages measure. If that's the measure you want to use, Sobers and Kallis do much better - it's just that they didn't quite get to 300 wickets. Pollock was a terrific player, and I'd agree underrated, but even looking at the table of those who did get to 2000/300, it's still far from clear that Pollock is second - you can argue that, for example, Ian Botham made more of a contribution to his teams than Pollock did - scoring a lot more runs and taking only a small fraction fewer wickets per game, while also scoring a lot more hundreds and taking a lot more 5 fors; Richard Hadlee took 5 wickets a game (slightly more than 1 more per game than Pollock), putting him in the absolute elite class of test bowlers while scoring as many runs per game.

  • Paul on July 31, 2015, 3:15 GMT

    Congratulations to a great test bowler. What you love about Johnson is that - however well he is bowling on the day, and no matter whether the pitch conditions suit or not - 100% of the time he gives it every last bit of his will, strength, heart and hope. Wonderful, exhilirating, heart lifting strike bowler who takes the game to to another level, when he fires. If only the other left - armer in the team could inject some of that same spirit and passion, when things are not going so well for him. What a difference between the two.

  • Mark on July 31, 2015, 3:10 GMT

    You missed one fact, Rogers has now gone the most innings without recording a duck.

  • Chris on July 31, 2015, 0:49 GMT

    Wow! Looking at that table of 200 wickets / 3000 runs, the big standout is how under rated Shaun Pollock is.

    On that table, Pollock is clearly the second best all-rounder behind Imran Khan. And yet how often do we mention Pollock when talking about the great all rounders? It's usually Dev, Khan, Botham, Sobers, Kallis, but never Pollock. We need to change that!

  • Amila on July 30, 2015, 21:46 GMT

    @ Cricinfo; Typo on first fact : 2 Number of Australia players who have achieved the all-round double of 2000 runs and 3000* wickets. It should be 300 wickets.

  • John on July 30, 2015, 21:25 GMT

    The oddest of these statistics is Warner's average in the second innings being more than 3 times his average in the first innings. Most batsmen average more in the first innings- Steve Smith's 10 hundreds have all been in the first innings.

  • Cam on July 30, 2015, 21:02 GMT

    A good article. The first Test double involves 300 wickets, not 3000

  • asad on July 30, 2015, 20:16 GMT

    This must be the year of landmarks. Johnson getting 2000 test runs & 300 wickets, Anderson getting 400 test wickets then becoming the highest wicket taker for England, Dale Steyn getting 400 test wickets, Yasir Shah becoming Pakistan's fastest test bowler to 50 wickets, Dilshan getting 10000 ODI runs, Cook becoming the highest test run scorer for England, Younis Khan getting most test centuries for a Pakistani batsman. There's more landmarks left as well that will be completed by the end of this year: Broad's 300 wickets, Dale Steyn becoming SA's highest wicket taker (needs 21 more wickets & has 5 more tests scheduled so he'll probably do it), Younis Khan becoming the highest test run scorer for Pakistan (might be a few more landmarks that I might have missed). A big congratulations to all these wonderful players reaching all these landmarks for their respective countries.

  • Dummy4 on July 30, 2015, 20:09 GMT

    Australian batting is not having in depth line up and failed to survive against England classical pace bowling England deserve this win

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