Stats Analysis

Rogers, Smith second to Bradman

Stats highlights from the opening day of the second Test between England and Australia

Bishen Jeswant
Bishen Jeswant
Chris Rogers and Steven Smith kept Australia ticking, England v Australia, 2nd Investec Ashes Test, Lord's, 1st day, July 16, 2015

Chris Rogers and Steven Smith enjoyed a prolific day  •  AFP

2 Number of Australian batsmen who have scored 1000-plus runs in Ashes Tests after the age of 35 - Don Bradman (1188) and Chris Rogers (1093). Rogers has ten 50-plus scores from 12 Ashes Tests including four centuries.
9 Number of consecutive 50-plus scores for Steven Smith in the first innings of a Test match. He converted eight of these nine scores into centuries.
97.2 Smith's batting average in the first innings of a Test match, the second-best for any batsman who has scored at least 1000 runs in the first innings. The only person who averages more is Bradman - 2387 runs in the first innings at an average of 113.66.
13 Years since Australia's second-wicket stand has taken the score past 300. The last two instances of Australia doing this were also against England - in 1997 and 2002.
1026 Test runs scored by Smith against England, the most for him against a single country. England are the first team against whom Smith has scored 1000-plus runs. He has scored 930 runs versus India. Click here to see his career summary.
259 The unbeaten partnership between Smith and Rogers, the best second-wicket stand for Australia in 38 Tests at Lord's. The previous record was 231, between Bradman and Bill Woodfull in 1930.
16 Total runs scored by Smith in four innings at Lord's prior to his century in the first innings of this Test. His four scores were 1, 12, 2 and 1.
0 Number of 150-plus scores for Rogers in Tests prior to the first innings of this Test. He made 158* in the first innings, with his previous highest Test score being 119 in Sydney in 2014. Four out of Rogers' five Test hundreds have come against England.