Ashes Stats: England equal ducks record and defeats record as series vs Australia is lost in just 12 days | Cricket News

Benedetto Bermange

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England spends 14 days in quarantine – and then loses the Ashes series in 12; Joe Root’s team equals 1998’s record of 54 ducks and equals Bangladesh’s record of nine test losses in a year since 2003; tourists drop to the lowest score in Australia since 1904 after being razed to the ground for 68 to MCG

Last updated: 28/12/21 6:28

Ollie Robinson captured England's 54th and final test duck of 2021 as they equaled their zero count since 1998

Ollie Robinson captured England’s 54th and final test duck of 2021 as they equaled their zero count since 1998

England’s attempt to win back The Ashes has ended, with Joe Root’s side falling 3-0 in their five-game series against Australia following a Melbourne mistreatment. Stats are grim read, so read on if you dare …

England they actually spent more time in quarantine entering Australia (14 days) than it seems to miss the Ashes series (12 days).

Joe Root ended 2021 with 1,708 tests, the third in test history in a calendar year, behind only Pakistani Mohammad Yousuf’s 1,788 tally in 2006 and West Indian legend Sir Vivian Richards’ total of 1,710 in 1976.

Root has scored 1,178 points more this year than next English top scorer Rory Burns (530). This set a new record for the biggest differential between the two top scorers running for a team in the same year …

The biggest difference between the top two points in the standings in a year of testing

Team and year Batter # 1 Batter # 2 Differential
England, 2021 Joe Root (1,708) Rory Burns (530) 1.178
West Indies, 1976 Sir Viv Richards (1,710) Roy Fredericks (829) 881
Australia, 2012 Michael Clarke (1,595) Mike Hussey (898) 697

Root this year he was the best for England 12 times, breaking Graeme Smith’s record of 11 times for South Africa in 2008.

Of all the players who scored at least 1,000 points in a calendar year, 26.2 per cent of England’s Root hit a new record this year, beating Garry Sobers’ 25.5 per cent in the West Indies in 1958.

Joe Root scored 26.2% of the UK tests in 2021

Joe Root scored 26.2% of the UK tests in 2021

Not only England Equal Bangladesh’s all-time test record of nine test defeats in a single calendar year, set in 2003, also equaled its own record of 54 ducks in the cricket test in a year, set in 1998.

England’s second inning of 68 is the lowest of Ashes cricket in Australia since Australia was 58 out in Brisbane in 1936 and England’s lowest in Australia since they were out of 61 in Melbourne in 1904.

Scott Boland (left) finished 6-7 from four overs as Australia finished an Ashes win

Scott Boland (left) finished 6-7 from four overs as Australia finished an Ashes win

Scott Boland it took just 19 deliveries to take his first five wickets in England’s second inning.

The stapler matched Ernie Toshack’s first test record for Australia against India in Brisbane in 1947 and equaled by Stuart Broad for England against Australia at Trent Bridge in 2015.

Boland conceded the second lowest number of runs of any trial bowler who has taken at least six wickets in an inning:

The lowest number of points awarded after taking six or more wickets

Player Bowling figures Place and year
Jermaine Lawson (WI) 6-3 against Bangladesh Dhaka, 2002
George Lohmann (ITA) 8-7 against South Africa Port Elizabeth, 1896
Arthur Gilligan (ITA) 6-7 against South Africa Edgbaston, 1924
Scott Boland (Australia) 6-7 against England Melbourne, 2021

Australians The 82-point lead in the first inning is the third-lowest of a team that wins a one-inning test, while its total of 267 is the eighth-lowest tied which translates into an inning win in the history of the game. test.

It is also the lowest total allowed by any English team that has lost a test per inning.

The previous minimum was 284 which Australia made to Sydney in 1895.

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