The Ashes 2017/18: Statistical Highlights – 3rd Test
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)
- 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|
- England’s wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow played a brilliant century knock of 119 runs. Here are some important stats of this innings:
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|
- 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)
2nd innings (Australia batting)
- 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|
- 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
|Sir Donald Bradman||270||England||Melbourne||1937|
|Michael Clarke||259*||South Africa||Brisbane||2012|
- 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
- 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)
- 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:
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|
- 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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