England v Australia, 3rd Investec Ashes Test, Edgbaston, 3rd day July 31, 2015

Two English six-fors since Headingley 1981

Stats highlights from the third day of the Edgbaston Test where England took a 2-1 series lead over Australia

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WATCH - Finn takes 6 for 79

1 Number of times England have lost an Ashes series after leading 2-1. They lost the 1936-37 Ashes by a 3-2 margin after winning the first two Tests. The only other time they lost an Ashes series despite winning two Tests was losing 3-2 in 1997 - they won the first Test, drew the next, lost the next three and won the last. There have been 26 other Ashes series where England have won at least two Tests, with England winning 25 of them.

3 Number of times that England have lost a Test after being set a fourth-innings target of less than 125. Each of the three instances were against Australia, in 1882 (The Oval), 1888 (Lord's) and 1902 (Old Trafford).

1 Previous instances of two (or more) Australian batsmen making 50-plus scores in the second innings of an Ashes Test in England when batting at No. 7 or below. Peter Nevill (59) and Mitchell Starc (58) made 50-plus scores at Edgbaston. The only other time when this happened was during the Lord's Test in 2009.

20 Number of times each of Australia's Nos. 3 to 6 batsmen have been dismissed for single-digit scores. Interestingly, 16 of these 20 instances have been during Ashes Tests. At Edgbaston in Australia's second innings, Steven Smith (8), Michael Clarke (3), Adam Voges (0) and Mitchell Marsh (6) all made single-digit scores.

6 for 79 Steven Finn's figures in the second innings, his career-best Test figures. He had twice returned identical figures of 6 for 125, against Australia (Brisbane, 2010) and against New Zealand (Auckland, 2013).

2 English bowlers who took six-wicket hauls in this Test - James Anderson in the first innings (6 for 47) and Finn in the second. The last time England's bowlers took two six-fors (same bowler or different) in an Ashes Test was 34 years ago - Ian Botham and Bob Willis at Headingley in 1981. There were 11 such instances between 1883 and 1956, but only two since then.

3 Number of times in 31 Ashes Tests that Ian Bell has made a 50-plus score in both innings. The previous two instances were at Old Trafford in 2005 and at Lord's in 2013.

5 Fifties for Starc in Tests, the most for any Australian at No. 9 or below. The world record is six such scores, by Daniel Vettori. The previous Australian record was held by Brett Lee, who had four such scores.

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  • Dummy4 on July 31, 2015, 20:36 GMT

    is it not the year 2015 turning out to be the year of uncertainty in cricket --- look at the results - India lost one day to B Desh--------------1-2 SA lost one day to B Desh ----------------1-2 Zimbabway won 20 overs match against India Pakistan defeated SLanka easily and now England leading 2-1 Australians

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