Stats Analysis

Clarke bats again, Cook stuck in the 90s

Statistical highlights from the third day of the Lord's Test between England and Australia

Bishen Jeswant
Bishen Jeswant
Chris Rogers and David Warner built on the lead, England v Australia, 2nd Investec Ashes Test, Lord's, 3rd day, July 18, 2015

Chris Rogers and David Warner put on their 14th 50-plus opening stand together  •  AFP

4 Number of opportunities that Michael Clarke has had to enforce the follow on, twice against England and once each against India and South Africa. However, Clarke chose to bat again each time, with Australia winning each of the three previous Tests.
14 Number of 50-plus stands between Chris Rogers and David Warner in the last two years, easily the most for any pair. No other opening pair has posted more than five such stands.
7 Number of times Alastair Cook has been dismissed in the 90s, the most for any English batsman, ahead of Geoff Boycott (5). Sachin Tendulkar (10) has the most such scores overall. Each of Cook's seven scores in the 90s have been between 94 and 96.
4 Number of times England's fifth-wicket pair have posted 100-plus runs after losing four wickets for 40 runs or less. Cook and Stokes shared a 145-run partnership after coming together when the score was 30 for 4. This is the second such instance for England at Lord's, both times in 2015 and both times with the score at 30 for 4.
23 Number of consecutive Ashes innings for Cook without a century. He had three hundreds in six innings before that. Since then Cook averages only 28.3 in Ashes Tests with seven fifties and no hundred.
460 Cumulative runs scored by Ben Stokes in the last Ashes and the current series, the most for any English batsman. He has played 11 innings and scored these runs at an average of 41.81, including one hundred and two fifties.
3 Number of wickets for Mitchell Marsh in Test cricket, all three left-handers. The batsmen he has dismissed are Shikhar Dhawan, Ben Stokes and Cook.