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Stats - Pace dominance in Hobart, England's worst Ashes returns since 1890

Australia maintain their perfect record in pink-ball Tests

Joe Root was bowled by one that kept low, Australia vs England, Men's Ashes, 5th Test, 3rd day, Hobart, January 16, 2021

Joe Root was bowled by one that kept low  •  AFP/Getty Images

1312 Balls bowled in the Hobart Test, the second shortest Test match in terms of balls in Australia, where all 40 wickets fell. The one-off Ashes Test match in 1888 hosted by Sydney lasted only 1129 balls. The Hobart Test is also the sixth shortest Test since 1910, where all 40 wickets fell.
39 Number of wickets for the pace bowlers in the Hobart Test. These are the most wickets picked up by the pace bowlers in an Ashes Test, eclipsing 38 in Leeds, 1981 and Perth, 2010. The 39 wickets are also the most for the quicks in a Test match hosted by Australia - surpassing the tally of 38 during the 1988 Melbourne Test between Australia and West Indies and during the 2010 Ashes Test in Perth.
124 England's all-out total in the chase is the fifth-lowest in the Ashes after a 50-plus opening partnership. It is also the lowest all-out total after a 50-plus stand for the first wicket in the Ashes since World War II.
19.18 England's batting average in this series, the lowest for any team in a five-match Test series since 2001. It is also England's worst batting average in an Ashes series since 1890, where they averaged 15.74 across the two matches.
10 Australia have won all the ten day-night Tests they have played thus far. Australia have played three day-night Tests against England, including twice in this series. Australia averaged 33.87 with the bat and 20.83 with the ball in those ten Tests.
15 Consecutive Tests for England in Australia without a win. It is the joint-second longest streak without a Test win for any team in Australia. New Zealand played 18 Tests between their victories in 1985 and 2011, while Sri Lanka have played 15 Tests in Australia without winning one.
10 Number of Ashes Tests lost by Joe Root as a captain. Only one other captain has had ten or more defeats in the Ashes - Archie MacLaren with 11. Eight of those ten losses for Root came in Australia, the joint-most number of Test defeats in a country for a visiting skipper. Brian Lara was the captain of West Indies in eight Test losses on South African soil.
9.55 Bowling average of Scott Boland in this Ashes series. Only two players with 15-plus wickets in their debut Test series had a better bowling average than Boland this series - 8.50 by Narendra Hirwani and 9.47 by Charlie Turner.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo