The Ashes Second Test – 10 Vital Statistics


10. England have won four of the last five Ashes second Tests against Australia and are priced at 3.65 to win again.
 
9. The last time these sides met at the Adelaide Oval was in December 2010, where England won by an innings and 71 runs. They are 150 to win/draw this Test on the Double Chance.
 
8. The batting average from 30 Ashes Tests on this Adelaide pitch, covering 35,410 runs and 1,016 wickets, is 34.85. The Adelaide Oval is 2.20 to boast the most runs during this Ashes series.
 
7. Australia’s 381-run victory at the Gabba was their heaviest win over England since August 2009 at Headingley (an innings and 80 runs). Australia are 2.60 favourites to win this Test.
 
6. David Warner top scored with 124 in the Brisbane second innings, the Australian’s highest one-innings total in 33 attempts, since a 180 against India in January 2012. Warner is 7.00 to finish top batsman.
 
5. England’s top batsman, Alastair Cook, made just 65 in his second innings at the Gabba – his highest score since a 130 in May against New Zealand. Cook is also 7.00 to earn most runs.
 
Watch Cook make that Century at Headingley here:

 
4. From five matches and eight innings on this tour, Michael Carberry boasts a 52.57 batting average with a top score of 153. The opener is 11.00 to finish top batsman.
 
3. Mitchel Johnson became the first Australian since Alan Davidson in 1960 to score over 100 runs and take more than eight wickets in the same Test. Johnson top scored with 103 and took 9/103 at the Gabba – he is 5.50 to finish top bowler.
 
2. Stuart Broad took eight wickets in the first Test at the Gabba and finished with a 17.00 bowling average – the only English bowler in the top four. Broad is 2.00 to take more wickets than Mitchel Johnson this series.
 
1. Jonathan Trott has the best Test batting average of any active England player (48.26), yet made just 19 runs in the first Test before leaving the tour last week. England’s second best batsman, Kevin Pietersen, averages 47.70 runs from 23 matches and is 2.40 to score than Alastair Cook this series.


Unibet ambassador Ian Botham says England must "fight fire with fire" in the Second Test in Adelaide. Read his Second Test preview here.