The Ashes 2017/18: Statistical Highlights - 3rd Test

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The Ashes 2017/18: Statistical Highlights – 3rd Test 

The Ashes 2017/18: Statistical Highlights – 3rd Test
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Australia secured The Ashes 2017/18 after beating England in the third Test of this series at W.A.C.A. Ground (Perth).

England decided to bat first after winning the toss in the Ashes third Test match. They managed to score 403 runs before getting all out in the first innings.

In reply, Australia managed 662/9 before announcing declaration their first innings. At the end of the first innings fights, Australia took 259 runs lead over England.

In their second innings, England was bowled out for just 218 runs. Australia won this match by an innings and 41 runs.

With this victory, Australia took a 3-0 lead in the 5-match Ashes series.

Brief Scores of the Ashes 3rd Test: England – 403 (Dawid Malan 140, Jonny Bairstow 119, Mitchell Starc 4/91) & 218 (James Vince 55, Dawid Malan 54, Josh Hazlewood 5/48)

Australia – 662/9 decl. (Steven Smith 239, Mitchell Marsh 181, James Anderson 4/116)

Result – Australia won by an innings & 41 runs

Here are some important statistical highlights of the 3rd Test:

1st innings (England batting)

  1. England batsmen Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow put on a brilliant 237 runs partnership for the fifth wicket. It is the second highest 5th wicket Test partnership for any visiting team on the Australian soil. The record is 303 runs partnership between Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman (India) at Adelaide in 2003.

On the other hand, it (237 runs partnership for the fifth wicket) is also England’s sixth highest Test partnership for any wicket on the Australian soil. Here is the detail list:

England’s top Test partnerships for any wicket on the Australian soil

Partners’ names Partnership runs Wicket no.of partnership Venue Year
Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott 329* 2nd Brisbane 2010
Sir Jack Hobbs and Wilfred Rhodes 323 1st Melbourne 1912
Paul Collingwood and Kevin Pietersen 310 4th Adelaide 2006
Sir Jack Hobbs and Herbert Sutcliffe 283 1st Melbourne 1925
Wally Hammond and Douglas Jardine 262 3rd Adelaide 1929
Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow 237 5th Perth 2017

 

 

  1. England’s wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow played a brilliant century knock of 119 runs. Here are some important stats of this innings:
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Jonny Bairstow (Image Source: Twitter)

i) It is the second highest Test knock by an English wicketkeeper-batsman on the Australian soil. The record holder is Jack Richards who had scored 133 runs at A.C.A. Ground (Perth) in 1986.

ii) It is the fourth highest Test knock by a wicketkeeper-batsman at W.A.C.A. Ground (Perth). Here is the detail list:

Top four Test knocks by any wicketkeeper-batsman at W.A.C.A. Ground (Perth)

Player (Team) Runs scored Year
AB De Villiers (South Africa) 169 2012
Jeff Dujon (West Indies) 139 1984
Jack Richards (England) 133 1986
Jonny Bairstow (England) 119 2017

 

 

  1. England made 403 runs before getting all out. It is England’s third highest total in a Test innings at W.A.C.A. Ground (Perth). Here is the detail list:

England’s top three Test totals at W.A.C.A. Ground (Perth)

Total Year
592/8 decl. 1986
411 1982
403 2017

 

 

2nd innings (Australia batting)

  1. Australian batsmen Steven Smith and Mitchell Marsh put an outstanding 301 runs partnership for the fifth wicket. Here are some important stats of this brilliant partnership

i) It is the third highest Test partnership for any wicket W.A.C.A. Ground (Perth). Here is the detail list:

Top Test partnerships for any wicket at W.A.C.A. Ground (Perth)

Partners’ names Partnership runs Wicket no.of partnership Opposition Year
Justin Langer and Ricky Ponting (Australia) 327 5th Pakistan 1999
David Warner and Usman Khawaja (Australia) 302 2nd New Zealand 2015
Steven Smith and Mitchell Marsh (Australia) 301 5th England 2017

 

ii) It is Australia’s sixth highest Test partnership for the 5th wicket. Here is the detail list:

Australia’s top Test partnerships for the fifth wicket

Partners’ names Partnership runs Opposition Venue Year
Sid Barnes and Sir Donald Bradman 405 England Sydney 1946
Steve Waugh and Greg Blewett 385 South Africa Johannesburg 1997
Michael Clarke and Michael Hussey 334* India Sydney 2012
Allan Border and Steve Waugh 332* England Leeds 1993
Justin Langer and Ricky Ponting 327 Pakistan Perth 1999
Steven Smith and Mitchell Marsh 301 England Perth 2017

 

The Ashes 2017/18: Statistical Highlights - 3rd Test 2
Steven Smith (Image Source: Twitter)

 

  1. Australian skipper Steven Smith played an extraordinary knock of 239 runs. Here are some important stats of this brilliant innings:

i) It is the fourth highest Test knock at W.A.C.A. Ground (Perth). Here is the detail list:

Top Test knocks at W.A.C.A. Ground (Perth)

Player (Team) Runs scored Opposition Year
Matthew Hayden (Australia) 380 Zimbabwe 2003
Ross Taylor (New Zealand) 290 Australia 2015
David Warner (Australia) 253 New Zealand 2015
Steven Smith (Australia) 239 England 2017

 

ii) Also, it is the sixth highest Test knock by an Australian captain. Here is the detail list:

Top Test knocks by an Australian captain

Player Runs scored Opposition Venue Year
Mark Taylor 334* Pakistan Peshawar 1998
Michael Clarke 329* India Sydney 2012
Bob Simpson 311 England Manchester 1964
Sir Donald Bradman 270 England Melbourne 1937
Michael Clarke 259* South Africa Brisbane 2012
Steven Smith 239 England Perth 2017

 

 

  1. Australia made 662/9 before declaring their innings. Here are some important stats of this innings:

i) It is the second highest Test total for a team at W.A.C.A. Ground (Perth). The highest Test total at this ground is 735/6 decl. by Australia against Zimbabwe in 2003.

ii) It is the fifth highest Test total for Australia against England. Here is the detail list:

Australia’s top Test totals against England

Total Venue Year
729/6 decl. Lord’s 1930
701 The Oval 1934
695 The Oval 1930
674/6 decl. Cardiff 2009
662/9 decl. Perth 2017

 

 

  1. England right-handed pacer Stuart Broad ended with the figure of 35-3-142-0. It is the joint most runs conceded in a Test innings by an England bowler on the Australian soil who have finished wicket-less. Former right-arm pacer John Warr once had a figure of 36-4-142-0 against Australia at Sydney in 1951.

 

3rd innings (England batting)

  1. England batsman Dawid Malan scored total 194 runs in this match. After scoring 140 runs in the first innings, Malan also scored 54 runs during his team’s second innings. Here are some important stats of this:
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Dawid Malan (Image Source: Twitter)

i) It is the second most total runs scored in a Test match by an English left-handed batsman on the Australian soil. The record holder is Alastair Cook with 302 runs (67 & 235*) at Brisbane in 2010.

ii) Dawid Malan became the fourth English left-handed batsman to play 50+ knocks in both innings of a Test match on the Australian soil. Here is the detail list:

England’s left-handed batsmen who played 50+ knocks in both innings of a Test match on the Australian soil

Player Runs scored in the 1st innings Runs scored in the 2nd innings Total runs scored Venue Year
Alastair Cook 67 235* 302 Brisbane 2010
David Gower 60 114 174 Adelaide 1982
Maurice Leyland 137 53* 190 Melbourne 1929
Dawid Malan 140 54 194 Perth 2017

 

 

  1. Australia beat England by an innings and 41 runs. It is the second time when Australia beat England by an innings at W.A.C.A. Ground (Perth). The previous one was in 2002 when Australia beat England by an innings and 48 runs.

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