Australia have taken a series lead of 2-0 in the Ashes 2021/22 series after a phenomenal performance in the 2nd Test match. England tried their best to draw the match on the final day of the game as Buttler played a gritty knock of a 207-ball 26 but England couldn’t manage to draw the game. Marnus Labuschagne won Man of the Match award for his brilliant knocks of 103 & 51 in the Adelaide Test match. England’s batting order failed once again as they were heavily dependent on Joe Root and Dawid Malan, with the rest of the batsmen failing without a big contribution. Australia’s Jhye Richardson ended up picking a five-wicket haul in the 4th innings of the game.
Numbers and Stats from Aus vs Eng 2nd Test match:
8 – England have now lost 8 Test matches in 2021.
Most Test matches lost by England in a calendar year:
8 in 1984
8 in 1986
8 in 1993
8 in 2016
8 in 2021
4859 – Joe Root has smashed most runs (4859) in Test Cricket as England captain overall.
12.56 – Jos Buttler’s strike-rate while scoring 26 runs from 207 balls.
Lowest Strike rate in a Test innings after facing more than 200 balls
Hashim Amla – 10.24 vs India in Delhi, 2015
Jack Russell – 12.34 vs South Africa in Johannesburg, 1995
Jos Buttler – 12.56 vs Australia in Adelaide, 2021
Least runs scored in a Test innings after facing more than 200 balls:
Hashim Amla – 25 vs India in Delhi, 2015
Jos Buttler – 26 vs Australia in Adelaide, 2021
Jack Russell – 29* vs South Africa in Johannesburg, 1995
37 – Joe Root has smashed most fifty-plus scores (37) as an England captain in Test Cricket.
50 – Mitchell Starc became the first bowler to pick 50 wickets in thenD/N Test matches.
63 – James Anderson has taken 63 wickets in Test cricket against Australia on home soil.
Most Test wickets by an England bowler against Australia on Australian soil:
Sydney Barnes – 77
Bob Willis – 72
Ian Botham – 69
Bobby Peel – 63
James Anderson – 63
1 – Jhye Richardson recorded his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket.
17 – Both Joe Root and Marnus Labuschagne have recorded joint-most fifty-plus scores (17) in World Test Championship cycles.
23 – Joe Root has lost 23 Test matches as Captain.
Most Test matches lost by an England Captain:
Joe Root – 23
Alastair Cook – 22
Mike Atherton – 21