Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Johnson on the cusp


Number of Australian batsmen who have scored a 4th innings century when batting at No. 8 or below

Take lead, win Ashes


Number of times in the last 17 Ashes that the team taking a 1-0 lead has won the series. Exceptions were in 2005 and 1997.

A persisting problem


Number of times Shane Watson has been dismissed LBW, the most for any Australian batsman in the last 10 years

Smith does have a weakness


Steven Smith's batting average in the 4th innings of a Test match. He averages 89.6 in the first innings

Costly? we'll find out


Chris Rogers' score when he was dropped by Joe Root off James Anderson's bowling in the 3rd over of the inns

Twin Successes


Instances in the last 22 years of an England batsman making a hundred and a fifty during a home Ashes Test - Root & Bell

An Innings of 2 halves


Balls faced by Ian Bell for his first 31 runs. He needed 57 balls for his next 29 runs

All or nothing


Runs scored by England between the 12th and 16th overs (run rate of 9.8). The 11th and 17th overs were maidens

Jimmy jumps Curtly


Number of Test wickets for Anderson, overtaking Ambrose (405) to go 11th on the overall list of top wicket-takers in Tests

Australia up against it


Instances of ENG losing an Ashes Test at home after gaining a lead of 100+ runs in the 1st innings - at Old Trafford, 1961

Brad the Bunny


Number of times James Anderson has dismissed Brad Haddin, more than any other bowler

not capitalising


Instance of Nos. 3, 4, 5 & 6 being dismissed in the 30s - happened to Smith, Clarke, Voges and Watson in the 1st innings