The Ashes Fourth Test: 10 Vital Statistics


10. England retained the Ashes at Old Trafford on Monday but can win the series against Australia for a fourth time in five with a win or draw at Chester-le-Street. They are 1.04 to win the series.

9. There has not been a drawn fourth Test in an Ashes series since 1991 at Adelaide. Another draw here is priced at 3.25.

8. England saved that Test by five wickets in their second innings (batting second), captain Graham Gooch knocking 204 during the match. Current captain Alastair Cook is 5.00 to finish England’s top batsman in the first innings

Watch Gooch’s first-innings 117 total here: 

7. Chester-le-Street has never played host to an Ashes contest. The ground has staged three further matches since it’s inaugural Test in 2003, England winning all four. England are 2.05 to win this Test.

6. The last time England played on Wearside they beat West Indies by an innings and 83 runs. Cook’s men declared on 569-6 and bowled their opponents out for a 486 two-inning total. England are 1.28 to win/draw on the Double Chance.

5. Australia’s Peter Siddle took five wickets from 33 overs at Old Trafford in the third Test, at an economy of 2.21. Siddle is 3.75 to be Australia’s top bowler in the first innings

4. Ryan Harris has taken 11 wickets from two Tests against England this summer, improving from six wickets over two Tests against West Indies and India in his previous outings. Harris is 3.75 to finish first-innings top bowler

3. Joe Root scored just 13 runs from 57 balls on Monday as England forced the draw to retain the Ashes. It was the opener’s third highest score of the series and Root is 5.50 to score the most first-innings runs.

2. James Anderson went an entire Test innings without taking a wicket at Old Trafford for the first time since Mumbai in November 2012. He had 42 wickets in 16 innings between then and last weekend, and is 3.50 to finish the series as top bowler.

1. Last weekend Kevin Pietersen scored his first England century since that same Mumbai Test last winter. Pietersen is averaging 34.3 runs an innings this Ashes series and is 9.00 to finish top batsman.

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