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Australia v. England

Australia v England Test Series 2013/14

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne: Thursday 26 December 2013 10:30 (day 4 of 5)

Toss: Australia won the toss and elected to bowl.

Result: Australia win by 8 wickets

  1. Australia have won (60) twice as many as Tests at Melbourne as they have lost (30). They have lost twice as many as they have drawn (15).
  2. England have won 20 and lost 27 Tests at Melbourne, with seven draws. It is their second most successful regular Australian Test venue - they have a win percentage of 40.7% at Sydney.
  3. The last 15 Tests at Melbourne have produced a winner. Australia have won 12 of these matches.
  4. The two previous occasions that a team regained the Ashes by winning the first three Tests of a series, they went on to complete 5-0 whitewashes - both times Australia, in 1920/21 and 2006/07.
  5. The overall draw percentage of 14.3% at Melbourne is the lowest at any venue that has hosted at least 10 Tests.
  6. Alastair Cook needs 45 runs to join a club that Kevin Pietersen became the fifth member of at Perth - players to score 8,000 Test runs for England.
  7. Michael Clarke needs 13 runs to become the sixth player to score 8,000 Test runs for Australia.
  8. Stuart Broad (231) needs four wickets to pass Andrew Caddick (234) as England's 10th highest Test wicket-taker.
  9. Swann's average of 80 in this series is his worst series bowling average. His average of 29 against Australia in the summer was his best series Ashes bowling average.
  10. Mitchell Johnson has induced a play and miss percentage of 16.4% in this series, the highest percentage of any bowler.