Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Best performances - Batsmen

SPD Smith
SPD Smith
143(252) 17x4 - 2x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 30 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
12 12 24 20 24 18 6 27
DA Warner
DA Warner
85(131) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 24 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
9 4 5 13 21 0 8 25

Best performances - Bowlers

PM Siddle
PM Siddle
O24.4
M12
R35
W4
Eco1.41
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W1W
MG Johnson
MG Johnson
O8.4
M4
R21
W3
Eco2.42
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Partnerships

  • AUS - 1st
  • ENG - 1st
  • ENG - 2nd

Australia - 1st - Innings

110
CJL Rogers43 (100)
DA Warner64 (101)
51
DA Warner21 (30)
SPD Smith22 (41)
25
MJ Clarke15 (29)
SPD Smith8 (28)
146
AC Voges76 (130)
SPD Smith62 (101)
11
SPD Smith5 (17)
MR Marsh3 (13)
33
PM Nevill18 (27)
SPD Smith13 (19)
0
MG Johnson0 (2)
SPD Smith0 (0)
91
SPD Smith33 (46)
MA Starc50 (46)
8
PM Siddle0 (5)
MA Starc8 (6)
6
PM Siddle1 (4)
NM Lyon5 (9)

England - 1st - Innings

30
AN Cook22 (21)
A Lyth8 (22)
16
IR Bell5 (11)
A Lyth11 (20)
14
IR Bell5 (31)
JE Root6 (36)
4
JM Bairstow4 (4)
JE Root0 (3)
19
JM Bairstow9 (11)
BA Stokes10 (12)
1
JC Buttler1 (3)
BA Stokes0 (2)
8
MM Ali3 (18)
BA Stokes5 (11)
0
MM Ali0 (0)
SCJ Broad0 (4)
57
MM Ali27 (42)
MA Wood24 (41)
0
MM Ali0 (1)
ST Finn0 (0)

England - 2nd - Innings

19
AN Cook4 (41)
A Lyth10 (33)
43
IR Bell13 (40)
AN Cook22 (40)
37
AN Cook24 (38)
JE Root11 (30)
41
AN Cook10 (39)
JM Bairstow26 (48)
0
AN Cook0 (0)
BA Stokes0 (4)
59
AN Cook25 (76)
JC Buttler29 (74)
22
JC Buttler11 (25)
MA Wood6 (16)
2
MM Ali0 (7)
JC Buttler2 (8)
40
MM Ali21 (38)
SCJ Broad11 (28)
23
MM Ali14 (12)
ST Finn9 (14)

A decade of Ashes

5-2

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?

0

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

2

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

2

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

126.3

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

12.77

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

1

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

11.42

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

Meagre returns

32

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

10

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

11

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