Australia vs England, 4th Ashes Test, Day 2 Stats Review: Stuart Broad shatters a flurry of records with five-fer

Australia vs England, 4th Ashes Test, Day 2 Stats Review: Stuart Broad shatters a flurry of records with five-fer

Stuart Broad (125) is now the second-highest wicket-taker for England in Ashes.

Stuart Broad
Stuart Broad. (Photo by Mark Brake – CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)

Usman Khawaja, who last played a Test match in the 2019 Ashes series, struck a magnificent century to help Australia post a big total as the hosts declared their innings on 416/8. Steve Smith did Steve Smith things as he hit another half-century before giving away his wicket to Stuart Broad again, for the ninth time in his career. No other bowler has got Steve Smith’s numbers than England pacer in the longest format of the game.

Khawaja got support from Australia’s lower order as well as captain Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Nathan Lyon scoring 24, 34, and 16 valuable runs respectively. Stuart Broad got rid of the centurion Khawaja as he took a five-for and looked the only performer for the visiting team.

Meanwhile, out-of-form opener Haseeb Hammed and his partner Zak Crawley survived the crucial five overs at the end of the day though the latter was dismissed by Mitchell Starc but was called a no-ball. With a deficit of 403 runs, it looks like another mountain to climb for Joe Root and his side as their tour doesn’t get any better. The hosts would look to put more misery on the third day by bowling England out for another low score.

Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from the 4th Ashes Test, Day 2:

2019 – Usman Khawaja played his first Test since the year 2019.

2 – Usman Khawaja smashed his second Ashes century. His previous one also came at the same venue in 2018.

5 – With 60 50-plus scores, Steve Smith is now the fifth Australian batter to muster as many scores in Tests. Ricky Ponting (103), Allan Border (90), Steve Waugh (82), and Mark Waugh (67) are ahead of him.

9 – Stuart Broad got Steve Smith out for the ninth time in Tests. He has got rid of David Warner (13), Michael Clarke (11), Ross Taylor, and AB de Villiers (11) times each.

10 – Steve Smith equaled Steve Waugh’s record of ten 50-plus scores at the SCG.

3000 – Usman Khawaja completed 3000 runs in Test matches.

2 – Stuart Broad (125) is now the second-highest wicket-taker for England in The Ashes series. He surpassed Bob Willis tally of 123 Test scalps.

7 – Left-handed batter Usman Khawaja scored his seventh century at home out of a total of nine.

9 – Steve Smith got dismissed by Stuart Broad for the ninth time in Tests, which is the most he has got out against any bowler. Broad’s bowling partner James Anderson has accounted Smith for eight times.

5 – Usman Khawaja notched up the fifth-highest score (137) in The Ashes at SCG in the 21st Century.

13 – Steve Smith has now mustered 13 50-plus scores in WTC. Joe Root and Marnus Labuschagne have 18 and 17 such scores respectively.

3 – With eight 5-wicket-hauls in The Ashes, Stuart Broad is now the third England bowler on the list. Sydney Barnes (12) and Tom Richardson (11) are in the top two.

4 – With 22 50-plus scores in The Ashes, Steve Smith is now the fourth Australian batter to record as many scores. Don Bradman (31), Allan Border (26), and Steve Waugh (24) occupy the top three positions.