Stats Analysis

Australia's Edgbaston woes

The stats highlights from the opening day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston

Bishen Jeswant
Bishen Jeswant
James Anderson celebrates his five-wicket haul after removing Mitchell Johnson for 3, England v Australia, 3rd Test, Edgbaston, 1st day, July 29, 2015

James Anderson enjoyed another memorable Ashes day after a barren Test at Lord's  •  Getty Images

6 Number of times since 1990 that Australia have been bowled out for 150 runs or less during an Ashes Test in England - three out of these six instances have been at Edgbaston. Australia were bowled out for 136 in the first innings of this Test.
1 Number of times in the last seven Tests that the team batting first has posted 300-plus runs in the first innings at Edgbaston. England have bowled first in six out of these seven Tests. The average first-innings score when batting first at Edgbaston in this period is only 213.
36.4 Number of overs in which Australia were bowled out in the first innings. Since 1900, there have been five instances of Australia being bowled out inside 50 overs (300 balls) in the first innings of an Ashes Test after winning the toss and choosing to bat - three of the five instances have been at Edgbaston.
8 Number of instances since 2010 when Australia have lost their first seven wickets for less than 100 runs. This had only happened to them three times between 2000 and 2009. Australia were 94 for 7 in the first innings of this Test.
277 Number of balls without a wicket for James Anderson before taking six wickets from 81 balls in the first innings of this Test. In the previous Test Anderson had match figures of 0 for 137 from 33 overs (198 balls).
6 for 47 Anderson's figures in the first innings of this match, his best ever in an Ashes Test. This was his fourth five-wicket haul in an Ashes Test but he had never previously gone on to take six wickets.
18 Number of five-wicket hauls taken by Anderson in Tests, the third-most by an English bowler after Ian Botham (27) and Sydney Barnes (24). Anderson went past Graeme Swann, Fred Trueman and Derek Underwood, who took 17 five-fors each.
298 Number of Test wickets taken by Stuart Broad. He overtook Underwood (297) to go fifth on England's all-time list of leading wicket takers in Tests.
14 Number of Ashes Tests played at Edgbaston, the fewest for any regular English venue that has been hosting Ashes Tests for 100-plus years. The venues to host more Tests are Lord's (35), The Oval (34), Old Trafford (29), Headingly (24) and Trent Bridge (21).
1 Number of single-digit scores for Steven Smith during his last 16 outings in the first innings of a Test match. He averages 122.5 in the first innings of Tests during this period. Smith scored only 7 in the first innings of this Test.
28.6 Michael Clarke's batting average in Tests over the last 12 months, the second-worst for any top-four batsman after Ian Bell who averages 24.3 (min. 10 innings). Clarke has scored only 315 runs from 13 innings during this period, with one century and no fifties.
9 Number of 50-plus scores for Chris Rogers in his last 11 Test innings. He also has one score of 49 not out in this period. Rogers scored 52 runs in the first innings of this Test.
94.6 Bell's strike rate during his innings of 53 off 56 balls, his best strike rate when posting a 50-plus score in an Ashes Test and fourth-best strike rate against any team when making a 50-plus score.