Ashes 2021-22: 3rd Test, Day 3 Stats Review: Scott Boland's memorable debut, England's low total and more stats
Will England remain winless on this tour?
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England’s woeful tour down under continued as Joe Root and his men looked completely blanked yet again eventually surrendering the Ashes series. Losing four wickets quickly in the second innings was never going to help them as the inevitable happened on the third morning with debutant Scott Boland wreaking havoc. England were bowled out for just 68 runs and and Boland finished with unbelievable figures of 6/7.
Only two batters including captain Joe Root and Ben Stokes managed to reach double figures as England’s calamitous tour reached another low. Their batting looks completely out of sorts as the hosts have now beaten them in 12 out of the last 13 Tests played in Australia. Joe Root’s magical year with the bat continued as he completed 1700 runs in Tests this year.
With this loss, the tourists have now equaled Bangladesh’s record of nine losses which the sub-continent team listed in the year 2003. England is now joint-top with Bangla Tigers for most losses by a team in a calendar year. With the series already lost and the Urn gone, Joe Root’s men would now hope to play for some pride by performing better in the next two Tests.
Pat Cummins and his team will look to add more misery on the visitors by winning the fourth Test starting on January 5, 2022, in Sydney.
Meanwhile, here are the important stats and numbers from Australia vs England, 3rd Ashes Test Day 3:
5 – Fifth lowest score (68) by England in the Ashes in Australia. Their other lowest scores read as 45 in 1887, 61 in 1902, 61 in 1904 and 65 in 1895.
1 – Scott Boland’s magical spell of 6/7 earned him the top spot in the list of Test debutants with best bowling figures in an innings in 2021.
5 – Scott Boland recorded the fifth best bowling figures (6/7) on debut for Australia in Tests.
9 – England lost their ninth Test this year. They equaled Bangladesh’s tally of as many losses in a calendar year which they recorded in 2003.
54 – England recorded a total of 54 ducks in Tests in 2021. India with 35 ducks occupies the second spot.
12 – England have now lost 12 out of the last 13 Ashes Tests in Australia.
3 – The Melbourne-born Scott Boland became the bowler with third best bowling figures on debut in Tests in Australia.
4 – Boland also achieved the fourth best bowling figures in an innings on debut in the Ashes.
1708 – With 1708 runs, Joe Root is the third batter with most runs in Tests in a calendar year. Mohammad Yousuf and Vivian Richards scored 1788 and 1710 runs in 2006 and 1976 respectively.
68 – England recorded the second lowest score in Tests in 2021. New Zealand’s 62 all out against India is on top.
54 – England also equaled their record of 54 ducks which they recorded in the year 1998. West Indies with 44 ducks in 2000 is second for a team with most ducks in a calendar year.
60 – With 60 losses, James Anderson is now the third player to be part of most Tests lost. Shivnarine Chanderpaul with 77 and Brian Lara with 63 losses are in top two.