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Australia vs England 3rd Test Stats review: England record joint-most losses in a calendar year and much more

It is to be noted that England have lost 9 Test matches in 2021, which is joint-highest by a team.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 28 December 2021 11:31 am

England’s horrible performance continued once again as their batters failed once again at the big stage thus ending up losing by a margin of an innings and 14 runs. Australia ended up winning the Ashes series by 3-0 margin with 2 more games still to be played. Debutant Scott Boland was very impressive with the ball for Australia with his bowling figures of 1/48 & 6/7 respectively. His spell ensured England were bundled out for just 68 runs in the 2nd innings as only Joe Root and Ben Stokes managed to get that double figure mark. Initially, Marcus Harris 76 off 189 balls ensured Australia post a decent total of 267 runs on board.

Numbers and stats from Australia vs England 3rd Test match:

6 – James Anderson became 6th bowler to take 150 wickets in international cricket against Australia.

Most wickets against Australia in international cricket:

Curtly Ambrose – 189
Ian Botham – 183
Richard Hadlee – 176
Courtney Walsh – 165
Stuart Broad – 156
James Anderson – 150

6 – Scott Boland recorded an impressive bowling figure of 6/7 on his Test debut.

Best bowling figures in an innings for Australia on Test debut:

Albert Trott – 8/43 vs Eng in Adelaide, 1895
Bob Massie – 8/53 & 8/84 vs Eng in Lord’s, 1972
Jason Krejza – 8/215 vs Ind in Nagpur, 2008
Tom Kendall – 7/55 vs Eng in Melbourne, 1877
Scott Boland – 6/7 vs Eng in Melbourne, 2021

8 – James Anderson dismissed Steven Smith for 8th time in Test cricket.

Bowlers who dismissed Steven Smith most times in Test cricket:

Stuart Broad / James Anderson – 8 times
Yasir Shah – 7 times
Ravi Ashwin – 6 times

9 – Scott Boland became 9th Australian debutant to win MoM award in Test cricket.

Australian players who won MoM award on Test debut:

Kepler Wessels vs Eng, 1982
Peter Taylor vs Eng, 1987
Michael Clarke vs Ind, 2004
Stuart Clark vs SA, 2006
Jason Krejza vs Ind, 2008
P Cummins vs SA, 2011
J Pattinson vs NZ, 2011
Adam Voges vs WI, 2015
Scott Boland vs Eng, 2021

9 – England have lost 9 Test matches in 2021, which is joint-highest by a team.

Most Test matches lost by a team in a calendar year:

9 by Bangladesh in 2003
9 by England in 2021

19 – Scott Boland just took 19 balls to complete a five-wicket haul in Test match.

Least number of balls bowled in a Test match to take a five-wicket haul:

Ernie Toshack – 19 balls vs Ind in Brisbane, 1947
Stuart Broad 19 balls vs Aus in Nottingham, 2015
Scott Boland –
19 balls vs Eng in Melbourne, 2021

1708 – Joe Root has smashed 1708 runs in Test cricket in 2021.

Most runs as captain in Test cricket in a calendar year:

Joe Root – 1708 in 2021
Graeme Smith – 1656 in 2008
Michael Clarke – 1595 in 2012

Most runs in Test cricket in a calendar year:

Mohammad Yousuf – 1788 in 2006
Viv Richards – 1710 in 1976
Joe Root – 1708 in 2021


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