Stats Analysis

Smith's double and England's wobble

Bishen Jeswant
Bishen Jeswant
1 Instances where three out of England's top five batsmen have been dismissed for one run or less in 160 Ashes Tests at home. This happened for the first time during England's first innings when Adam Lyth, Ian Bell and Joe Root were dismissed for 0, 1 and 1 respectively.
77 Number of years since an Australia batsman has made a double-century at Lord's. The last batsman to do this before Smith's 215 in the first innings was Bill Brown, who scored 206 not-out in 1938. Don Bradman is the only other Australian double centurion at Lord's.
5 Number of Test hundreds scored by Chris Rogers, the most for any Australian opener after the age of 35, going past Mathew Hayden (4). Overall, Geoff Boycott and Graham Gooch have the most such hundreds, ten each.
2 Number of Australian batsmen who faced 300-plus balls each this innings - Rogers and Smith. There was only one other instance of this happening since 2001. In the 15 years before that, between 1985 and 2000, there were seven instances of two Australian batsmen facing 300-plus each in the same innings.
46 Number of consecutive away Tests that Australia have played without a batsman making a double-century. The last Australian to do this before Smith was Jason Gillespie, against Bangladesh in 2006.
18 Number of years since any batsman has scored a double-century in an Ashes Test in England. The last batsman to do this was Nasser Hussain in Edgbaston in 1997. Since then, there have been four Ashes double-hundreds in Australia, three of those by England batsmen.
1 Number of Australian keepers who have made a 50-plus score on debut in the last 108 years - Adam Gilchrist against Pakistan in 1999. Peter Nevill almost became the second, but was dismissed after scoring 45 runs in the first innings.
1 Runs scored by Bell. He has been dismissed after scoring one run in five of his last 10 innings. This is the 11th time that Bell has been dismissed after scoring one run, the joint-most for any top-seven batsman along with Sachin Tendulkar and Rod Marsh.
0 Number of 50-plus scores for Michael Clarke in his last 10 Ashes innings. He averages 16.70 in this period with a top score of 38.
284 The second-wicket partnership between Rogers and Smith, the highest for any wicket by an Australian pair at Lord's. The previous highest was 260 between Michael Slater and Mark Taylor for the first wicket in 1993.
9 Number of times two out of Australia's top-three batsmen have made 150-plus scores in the same innings, as Rogers and Smith did. There were seven such instances between 1930 and 1968, but only two since then (including this Test).

Bishen Jeswant is a stats sub editor with ESPNcricinfo