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Stats Review: England Bowled Out For Just 67 Runs In The First Innings Of Leeds Test 

Stats Review: England Bowled Out For Just 67 Runs In The First Innings Of Leeds Test
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On day two of the third Test of Ashes 2019, England were bundled out for just 67 runs. It was their lowest completed Ashes total since 1948.

England have started the ongoing third Test of Ashes 2019 at Leeds by trailing this series 0-1. If they suffer a defeat in this game, their hope to win this series will finish before the last two Tests of this series.

On the day one of this Leeds Test, England destroyed the Australian batting line-up. The visitors were all out on 179 runs in the first innings. At the stumps of that day, England were on top in this game.

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However, everything was changed in the morning session of day two. The Aussie pacers totally dominated over the home batting line-up. In 27.5 overs, England were all-out on just 67 runs in their first innings of this Test. Apart from Joe Denly (12 runs), no other batsmen reached the double-digit score in that innings.

Among the Aussie bowlers, pacer Josh Hazlewood had the bowling figures of 12.5-2-30-5. Also, the other pacers Pat Cummins and James Pattinson had the bowling figures of 9-4-23-3 and 5-2-9-2 respectively.

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Here are some major stats highlights in that innings:

England were all out on just 67 runs

i) It is the lowest completed total for England in Ashes since 1948.

ii) It is the joint second-lowest completed total in a Test innings for any team at Headingley (Leeds). Earlier in July 1958, New Zealand were all out on 67 runs. The lowest record is 61 runs by West Indies in August 2000.

iii) It is the fourth-lowest completed Test innings total for England on their home soil.

Total Opposition Venue Year
52 Australia The Oval 1948
53 Australia Lord’s 1888
62 Australia Lord’s 1888
67 Australia Leeds 2019
71 West Indies Manchester 1976

iv) It is the eighth-lowest completed total for England in Ashes history.

Total Venue Year
45 Sydney 1887
52 The Oval 1948
53 Lord’s 1888
61 Melbourne 1902
61 Melbourne 1904
62 Lord’s 1888
65 Sydney 1895
67 Leeds 2019
72 Sydney 1895
75 Melbourne 1894

v) Since January 2018, England have been bundled out for under 100 in a Test innings for four times. No other team has achieved this more than once in this period.

England batted only 27.5 overs (167 balls) in that innings

i) According to the no. of balls, it was the fifth quickest completed Test innings for England in the Ashes history. Since 1904, it was their quickest completed Test innings in the Ashes history.

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Joe Denly scored the highest runs in that innings – 12 runs

i) It is the lowest highest score in a Test innings for England when all the 11 players batted. Their previous lowest was 15 runs.

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