Australia v. England
Australia v England Test Series 2013/14
Toss: Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
Result: Australia win by 218 runs
- England have won and drawn the same number of Tests (336). Australia and South Africa are the only teams to have won more Tests than they have drawn.
- Australia have won 35 of their 71 Tests at the Adelaide Oval. It is the only home venue that they have won less than half their Tests at.
- England have won nine, drawn five and lost 16 Tests at Adelaide – their victory in 2010/11, by an innings and 71 runs, ended a run of three consecutive defeats at the venue.
- Michael Clarke has hit five centuries and three half centuries in 13 innings at Adelaide. Of those to play at least 10 innings at the venue, his average of 100.8 is second only to Sir Donald Bradman’s 107.8.
- Brad Haddin’s Test average of 122 at Adelaide is his highest at any venue.
- Kevin Pietersen’s Test average of 129 at Adelaide is the highest of anyone to be dismissed at least three times at the venue.
- Pietersen (7,931) needs 69 runs to become the fifth player to score 8,000 Test runs for England.
- Alastair Cook (7,879) needs 121 runs to reach the 8,000-run landmark for England.
- Graeme Swann (250) needs three wickets to pass Brian Statham (252) as England’s sixth highest Test wicket-taker.
- Stuart Broad (225) needs five wickets to pass Darren Gough (229) as England’s 11th highest Test wicket-taker.
- Mitchell Johnson (214) needs three wickets to pass Clarrie Grimmett (216) as Australia’s 10th highest Test wicket-taker.
- Haddin needs two dismissals to become the fourth player to take 200 Test catches for Australia as a wicket-keeper.
- Peter Siddle needs four wickets to become the 16th player to take 100 Test wickets in Australia.
- Clarke’s Test average of 64.7 in Australia is the 10th highest average by anyone in home Tests, minimum 20 innings played. Only Bradman (98.2) averages more in Australia (20+ innings).
- Pietersen needs 92 runs to reach 2,000 Test runs against Australia. Clarke is 140 runs short of this landmark in Ashes Tests.
- Cook (3,977) needs 23 runs to follow Wally Hammond (4,245) and Colin Cowdrey (4,087) as the only English batsmen to hit 4,000 Test runs away from home.
- Haddin has left alone 6.3% of balls faced in Tests this year. Only Cheteshwar Pujara (5.5%) has a lower percentage (minimum 500 balls faced).
- 14.7% of Ryan Harris’ Test deliveries in 2013 have been attacked, the lowest percentage of any bowler apart from Tinashe Panyangara (minimum 500 balls faced).
- 84.5% of Shane Watson’s Test deliveries in 2013 have been dot balls, the highest percentage of any bowler.
- 65.2% of balls faced by David Warner in Tests in Australia have been dots, the lowest percentage of any batsman in the last five years in Australia.