The Ashes Fifth Test: 10 Vital Statistics


10. England have never won four Tests in a home Ashes series. Alastair Cook’s men are currently 3-0 up heading into the fifth Test and are 2.00 to beat Australia 4-0.

9. The last time England held Australia to zero wins was in 1977 when Mike Brearley captained his side to a 3-0 victory at home. A draw at the Oval would replicate that result and is priced at 3.65.

8. England have won three of the last five final Ashes Tests, including an innings victory Down Under in January 2011. England are 1.40 to win Draw No Bet.

7. Alastair Cook top scored with 189 in that Test. He was just one of three England players to hit a century in their single-innings total of 644. Cook is 5.00 to finish top batsman in the first innings.

6. Ian Bell also hit a century (115) and has made three tons during this Ashes series – more than any other player. Bell is also 5.00 to top score in England’s first innings.

Watch Bell’s 109 total in this year's first Test here: 


5. Stuart Broad took six wickets for 50 runs in the second innings at Chester-le-Street, a haul that prevented Australia winning the match just 74 runs off their target. Broad is 3.50 to finish the first-innings top bowler.

4. Ryan Harris took nine of Australia’s 20 wickets at Chester-le-Street and scored 39 from two innings at ninth man. Harris is priced at 3.25 to be Australia’s top first-innings bowler.

3. Australia’s openers have put on a 50+ partnership in four of their eight Ashes innings this series. The tourists’ opening partnership is available at 1.88 to exceed 29 runs.

2. Australia have recorded first-innings leads in three of the four Tests this summer, including a 527/7 declaration at Old Trafford. Michael Clarke’s men are 2.25 to be leading at the midway stage.

1. Seven centuries have been scored in eight innings so far this series and another during the fifth Test is available at 1.13.


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