Player of the Match
Player of the Match

A decade of Ashes


The series win-loss record for England in the last 7 Ashes campaigns, starting 2005. In terms of Test results, Australia lead 15-13

Where the fifth day?


Number of times, before Ashes 2015, that no Test of a five-Test series went into the fifth day. This is the first such instance

Five Tests in a jiffy


Instances of fewer balls bowled in a 5-Test series where each game has had a decisive result: Eng in WI 1985-86, and 2001 Ashes

15 runs short


Batsmen who've scored three hundreds in follow-ons: Martin Crowe and Michael Vaughan. Cook fell 15 short of becoming the third

Follow-on specialist


Cook's average when following on. In three such innings, his scores are 118 v Sri Lanka, 176 v India, and 85 today

Light on runs


Adam Lyth's series average. Among openers who've batted at least 8 times in an Ashes series, only Gooch (12.12 in 1981) has done worse

A first for Clarke


Number of times Australia have enforced the follow-on under Clarke's captaincy. He has had five opportunities to do so, but this is the first time

No runs from the keeper


Jos Buttler's series average. Only 5 England wicketkeepers have had poorer averages in an Ashes series (Min 7 inngs)

Meagre returns


England's highest opening partnership in the series so far. Their other opening stands have been 30, 19, 17, 12, 11, 7, 0.

1st-innings giant


Hundreds by Steven Smith in the first innings of a Test; he has one in the second, and none in the third or fourth

Mr Consistent


Batsmen who've made a 50-plus score in each Test of an Ashes series (min 5 Tests). Warner is the latest in this list