Ashes Fifth Test Betting: 10 Vital Statistics


10. England face their second 5-0 defeat from three Ashes tours, having previously not suffered a whitewash since 1920/21. Australia are 1.63 to win 5-0.

9. In their previous five Ashes series, England boast a W2 D2 L1 record in the fifth Test. They are priced at 2.26 to win/draw on the double chance.

8. The Sydney Cricket Ground has staged just six draws in 49 Ashes Tests dating back to January 1883, when England won by 69 runs. England are 4.50 to beat Australia again.

7. England won by an innings and 83 runs the last time these sides met in Sydney – the fifth Test of the 2010/11 tour. Alastair Cook top scored with 189 and is 9.00 to finish top batsman again.

6. Chris Rodgers made his first Test century on home soil in the fourth Test at the MCG, knocking 116 in his second innings. Rodgers is 6.50 to hit another ton.

5. Kevin Pietersen boasts England’s highest batting average from this tour (35.62 from four matches) and has faced the third-most number of balls (572) after Michael Carberry (623) and Joe Root (577). Pietersen is 2.05 to finish top England batsman this series.

4. Stuart Broad has the best bowling average in the England camp (26.82) yet three Australians boast better figures. Broad is 8.00 to be the best bowler this Test.

3. Mitchell Johnson, meanwhile, averages 14.32 and has 31 of 88 wickets taken by Australia so far. Johnson is 3.75 to take five wickets in the first innings.

Watch Johnson’s 6/38 haul in the third Test of the 2010/11 Ashes series: 

2. England’s best partnership this series was a 111 knock between Joe Root and Kevin Pietersen in Adelaide – the only century partnership for the tourists. Root is 1.88 to score more than Michael Carberry.

1. Alastair Cook’s top score is 72 in Perth but the England captain has also made five below-30 totals this tour. Cook is 2.35 to score 50 runs in the first innings.