Stats: Steven Smith's ninth Ashes hundred

9- Number of centuries for Steven Smith in The Ashes. Only three batsmen have scored more hundreds in Ashes history: Don Bradman (19), Jack Hobbs (12) and Steve Waugh (10). Wally Hammond and David Gower also got nine Ashes tons. Smith has scored nine tons in 42 innings and averages over 60 in The Ashes. Five of the nine hundreds have come in the last seven Ashes Tests.

24- Hundreds for Smith in Tests, in 118 innings. Only Bradman, in 66 innings, got his 24th century in fewer innings. Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar took 123 and 125 innings respectively. Smith is now equal with Greg Chappell, Viv Richards and Mohammad Yousuf on 24 tons. Only six Australia batsmen have more Test centuries now.

162- Runs accumulated by Australia's ninth and tenth wicket partnerships, after being eight-down for 122. Smith added 88 for the ninth wicket partnership with Peter Siddle and 74 with Nathan Lyon for the last wicket. It was the first time since 1993 that Australia had fifty partnerships for the last two wickets in the Ashes. The 162 runs by last two wickets are the seventh-highest for Australia in any Test innings.

57.04- Percentage of runs contributed by the ninth and tenth wicket partnerships in Australia's innings - the fifth-highest for any team in an innings of 200-plus runs in Test history. The highest is 74.51% for Pakistan against England at The Oval in 1967 when they recovered from 66 for 8 to 255.

102- Runs added by Smith in the partnerships with Siddle and Lyon, off just 109 balls. At eight-down, Smith was on 42 having a strike rate of 38.18. He added 43 off 55 in the stand with Siddle and 59 off 54 with Lyon. His scoring at a quicker pace helped Australia get to a decent total of 284.

2015- The last time Stuart Broad picked up a five-wicket haul in Tests in England. That occasion was also in the Ashes, when he took his career-best 8 for 15 that got Australia for 60 all out at Trent Bridge. Broad also completed 100 wickets in the Ashes with the final wicket of Smith. He has dismissed Smith seven times in Tests; the most Smith has got out to any bowler.