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Australia v. England

Australia v England Test Series 2013/14

Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney: Friday 3 January 2014 10:30 (day 3 of 5)

Toss: England won the toss and elected to bowl.

Result: Australia win by 281 runs

  1. The last 10 and 19 of the last 20 Tests at Sydney have produced a winner.
  2. Australia have won nine of their last 10 Tests at Sydney. Their only defeat in this period was against England in January 2011.
  3. The toss-winner has won four and lost four of the last eight Tests at Sydney.
  4. The 17 draws in 101 Tests at Sydney makes it the Test venue with lowest percentage of draws (16.8%) after Melbourne (14.2%), minimum 10 Tests played.
  5. England’s win percentage of 40.7% (22 wins, 25 defeats and seven draws) at Sydney makes it their most productive regular Australian Test venue.
  6. Alastair Cook is in line to become the fourth player to make 100 consecutive Test appearances. Allan Border (153), Mark Waugh (107) and Sunil Gavaskar (106) are the others.
  7. Cook (8,033) needs 82 runs to pass Geoffrey Boycott (8,114) as England’s fifth highest Test run-scorer.
  8. Michael Clarke scored 91 runs at an average of 15.2 in his first four Tests at Sydney. In five since he has hit 656 runs at an average of 82.
  9. Clarke (8,003) needs 27 runs to pass Mark Waugh (8,029) as Australia’s fifth highest Test run-scorer.
  10. Brad Haddin has the highest catches per innings (2.1) amongst wicket-keepers who have played more than 20 Tests.