Australia v. England
Australia v England Test Series 2013/14
Toss: Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
Result: Australia win by 381 runs
- Since losing to West Indies in 1988, Australia are unbeaten in 24 Tests at The Gabba, Brisbane. They have won 17 and drawn seven of these matches.
- Australia's overall win percentage of 60% at Brisbane is the highest of any team that has played at least 20 Tests at a venue.
- England are unbeaten in the last seven Ashes Tests, their best such run since winning four and drawing four in 1985 and 1986.
- England are unbeaten in their last 13 Tests, their best such run since 2004. They last played 14 consecutive Tests without defeat during their 26-match unbeaten run between 1968 and 1971.
- England won their last two Tests in Australia by an innings. This is the only time they have won consecutive Tests in Australia by an innings.
- Kevin Pietersen will become the 10th player to represent England 100 times in Tests if selected.
- Graeme Swann (248) is joint-seventh with Matthew Hoggard on the list of leading England Test wicket-takers. He needs five wickets to overtake Brian Statham in sixth on this list.
- Stuart Broad has 217 Test wickets. He needs three and six wickets respectively to pass Andrew Flintoff in 13th and Steve Harmison in 12th on the list of leading Test wicket-takers for England.
- Alastair Cook (89) needs two catches to overtake Graeme Hick in ninth place on the list of fielders with most Test catches for England.
- Cook averages 26.3 in Ashes Tests in England and 65.1 in Ashes Tests in Australia.
- This will be Cook's 96th consecutive Test match. This would put him level with Adam Gilchrist in fourth place on the list of most consecutive Tests, behind Allan Border (153), Mark Waugh (107) and Sunil Gavaskar (106).
- Brad Haddin (81) needs two dismissals to overtake Wally Grout (82) in fourth place on the list of wicket keepers with most dismissals in Australia.
- Haddin and Matt Prior both have 53 dismissals (52 catches and one stumping) in Ashes Tests, from 25 and 28 innings respectively.
- If fit, this will be Prior's 58th consecutive Test, which would put him joint-sixth with Tony Greig on the list of players with most consecutive Test appearances for England.
- Peter Siddle needs six wickets to become the 16th player to take 100 Test wickets in Australia.
- Siddle took his career best innings figures (6/54 including a hat-trick) on the first day of the 2010/11 Ashes. His 5/50 at Trent Bridge on the first day of the 2013 series are his fifth best innings figures.
- Of batsmen to play at least 20 Test innings in Australia, only Sir Donald Bradman (98.2) averages more than Michael Clarke (64.9).
- Clarke needs 84 runs to become the third player to hit 1,000 Test runs at Brisbane, after Ricky Ponting and Greg Chappell.
- 84.6% of Shane Watson's deliveries in 2013 have been dot balls, the highest percentage of any bowler.
- Of the 15 players to face at least 1,000 balls in Tests this year, Ian Bell has the lowest false shot percentage (14.5%).