September 8, 2019 / 6:45 PM / 2 months ago

FACTBOX-Cricket-Statistics from Australia's win over England in fourth Ashes test

    Sept 8 (Reuters) - Australia beat England by 185 runs at Old
Trafford on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in the series and retain
the Ashes with just one test remaining.             
    Here are some key facts and records from the five-test
series:
    
    ASHES SERIES RESULTS SINCE 1990
    YEAR       HOSTS         WINNERS      MARGIN
    1990/91    Australia     Australia    3-0
    1993       England       Australia    4-1*
    1994/95    Australia     Australia    3-1
    1997       England       Australia    3-2*
    1998/99    Australia     Australia    3-1
    2001       England       Australia    4-1
    2002/03    Australia     Australia    4-1
    2005       England       England      2-1
    2006/07    Australia     Australia    5-0
    2009       England       England      2-1
    2010/11    Australia     England      3-1
    2013       England       England      3-0
    2013/14    Australia     Australia    5-0
    2015       England       England      3-2
    2017/18    Australia     Australia    4-0
    2019       England       Australia leading 2-1**
    * Six-test series
    ** Fifth test to be played at The Oval starting Sept. 12.
    
    ASHES 2019 STATISTICS
    TOP FIVE RUN-SCORERS
    Steve Smith (Australia) 671 runs in three matches
    Ben Stokes (England) 354 runs in four matches
    Rory Burns (England) 323 runs in four matches
    Marnus Labuschagne (Australia) 291 runs in three matches
    Joe Root (England) 247 runs in four matches
    
    TOP FIVE WICKET-TAKERS
    Pat Cummins (Australia): 24 wickets in four matches
    Stuart Broad (England): 19 wickets in four matches
    Josh Hazlewood (Australia): 18 wickets in three matches
    Jofra Archer (England): 16 wickets in three matches
    Nathan Lyon (Australia): 16 wickets in four matches
    
    SMITH'S ASHES RUN FEAST
    - Steve Smith scored 211 off 319 balls in the first innings
at Old Trafford.
    - It was his third double hundred in tests, all coming
against England in the Ashes.
    - Only two batsmen have scored more double hundreds in Ashes
history. Australian batting great Don Bradman leads the list
with eight double tons followed by England's Wally Hammond with
four.
    - It was Smith's 11th hundred against England. Only three
batsmen have compiled more against a single opponent --
Bradman's 19 against England, Sunil Gavaskar's 13 versus West
Indies and Jack Hobbs' 12 against Australia.
    - Smith has managed to score over 500 runs in each of the
last three Ashes series -- 508 in 2015 in England, 687 in
Australia in 2017-18 and 671 runs in this series. No other
batsman has scored more than 500 in three straight Ashes series.
    - Smith reclaimed the top spot in the International Cricket
Council's rankings for test batsmen last week.  
    
    WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS*
    TEAM         PLAYED    WON    LOST   DRAWN    POINTS
    India          2        2       0      0       120
    New Zealand    2        1       1      0        60 
    Sri Lanka      2        1       1      0        60
    Australia      4        2       1      1        56
    England        4        1       2      1        32
    
    *Points system:
    Matches in series (2): Win/Tie/Draw: 60/30/20
    Matches in series (3): Win/Tie/Draw: 40/20/13
    Matches in series (4): Win/Tie/Draw: 30/15/10
    Matches in series (5): Win/Tie/Draw: 24/12/8

 (Compiled by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru
Edited by Ian Chadband)
  
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