The Ashes Third Test – 10 Vital Statistics


10. England have lost back-to-back Ashes Tests for the first time since 2006/07, where they were whitewashed 5-0 in Australia. A third defeat this series in Perth is priced at 1.68.
 
9. England’s 218-run defeat was only the second time they have lost successive Tests by over 200 runs. The first was in 1908 against Australia and the hosts are 2.75 to win three Tests this series.
 
8. The thirds Tests from the last six Ashes series have witnessed interchanging results between an Australia win and the draw. The third Test at Old Trafford was a draw in the summer and so Australia are 1.40 to win this one, Draw no Bet.
 
7. England have not won the third Test of an Ashes since Headingley 1981 and are 3.60 to beat Australia in Perth.
 
6. Mitchell Johnson’s eight wickets in Adelaide means he has 19 wickets at an average of 12 this series. The paceman is 4.70 to finish this Test as top bowler.
 
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5. Joe Root’s 87 in the second innings at Adelaide was his third highest knock for England in 13 Tests and highest since his 180 at Lord’s this summer. Root is 4.30 to finish England’s top batsman.
 
4. England have not surpassed 400 runs in any of their past 20 Test innings, stretching back to March when the team failed to chase down New Zealand’s 481 target in Auckland. England are 1.80 to win a Test this series.
 
3. Numbers 5-11 in England’s batting order have contributed just 159 runs this series, at an average of 8.83 runs per wicket. England are 1.58 to be losing after the first innings.
 
2. Michael Clarke surpassed 1,000 Test runs for 2013 during his 148 knock in Adelaide, the fourth time in his career the batsman has achieved 1,000 runs in a year. Clarke is 4.50 to score a century in the first innings.
 
1. England captain Alastair Cook, meanwhile, scored just four runs in two innings during the second Test. From 23 Test innings in 2013, Cook has failed to make 30 runs on 12 occasions. He is 1.73 to score fewer runs than Clarke.


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