Australia vs England, 4th Ashes Test Day 3 Stats Review: Jonny Bairstow’s record century, Ben Stokes falls to Nathan Lyon again and more stats

Australia vs England, 4th Ashes Test Day 3 Stats Review: Jonny Bairstow’s record century, Ben Stokes falls to Nathan Lyon again and more stats

Can Jonny Bairstow make it big to cut off the remaining deficit?

Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow. (Photo by Philip Brown/Popperfoto/Popperfoto via Getty Images)

Jonny Bairstow finally gave England team some reason to cheer on this already disastrous tour as he smashed a century on the third day of the fourth Test in Sydney. He got good company from Ben Stokes, who also mustered a fifty, as the duo shared 128-run partnership between them, their first century-stand since the year 2016.

Earlier in the day, opener Haseeb Hammed’s torrid run in the series continued as he got cleaned up by a typical Mitchell Starc delivery for just six runs, which is his fifth conseucitve single-digit figure in the series. Zak Crawley and Dawid Malan too couldn’t do much while captain Joe Root got out for a duck, only his second in the last 50 Test innings. It was all about Bairstow-Stokes show then, as the pair played their shots to put Australia under some sort of pressure.

Nathan Lyon finally dismissed Ben Stokes as Jos Buttler walked back into the dressing room without even opening his account. Mark wood played aggressively for his 39 runs off just 41 deliveries where he struck three maximums. Captain Cummins finally got rid of Wood but centurion Bairstow remained unbeaten on 103 with the visitors still trailing by 158. The hosts will look to get the prize scalp of dangerous-looking Bairstow early on the fourth day to try and start their second innings with the most runs on their side.

Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from Australia vs England, 4th Ashes Test Day 3:

50 – Joe Root recorded just his second duck in the last 50 Test innings. Both ducks have come in the ongoing Ashes series.

2 – With seven ducks, Root became the second England captain with the most naughts. Michael Atherton is ahead of skipper Root with eight to his name.

5 – Joe Root equaled Don Bradman and is joint-second with him for most ducks by a captain against a team. Root bagged fifth duck against Australia while Bradman had five against England. Kiwi Stephen Fleming is number one for his six ducks against Australia.

5 – Five consecutive single-digit scores for opener Haseeb Hameed in this series.

2 – Bairstow has now equalled Alastair Cook at the top for scoring most centuries (2) against Australia in Australia since 2011.

5 – All of Root’s last five ducks in Tests have come against Australia.

6 – Jos Buttler has now been dismissed by Cummins six times in Test matches. India’s Ishant Sharma has also accounted for England wicketkeeper-batter as many times.

3 – Buttler is now the third England wicketkeeper with most ducks in Tests since 2001. Matt Prior and Jonny Bairstow have 13 and ten naughts respectively.

2018 – Jonny Baristow scored his first Test century since the year 2018 when he scored 110 against Sri Lanka at Colombo.

37 – Bairstow smashed a Test century after 37 innings (including two not-outs).

103* – Bairstow also recorded the highest score by England batter in the ongoing Ashes series.

71 – Haseeb Hameed has scored just 71 runs in seven innings in this series so far.

6 – Pacer Pat Cummins has now dismissed Jos Buttler six times in the Test matches. He has also got Chris Woakes out as many times with Cheteshwar Pujara and Joe Root both becoming his victims seven times each.

1033* – Jonny Bairstow completed 1000 runs against Australia in Tests.

1088 – Stokes has scored 1088 runs against Australia in Tests, which is the most against any opposition. The all-rounder has mustered 1028 runs against South Africa.

7 – Buttler is now joint-fourth with Quinton de Kock, MS Dhoni and Brad Haddin for most ducks (7) by wicketkeepers in Tests since 2011. Bairstow (10), BJ Watling (9), and Shane Dorwich (8) are in the top three.

1 – Bairstow became the first England batter to score a century in this series.

128 – Bairstow and Stokes shared their first century-partnership (128) since the 110 against India in 2016.

8 – Lyon has now got Stokes out eight times along with Alastair Cook and Tim Southee. Lyon has snared both Pujara and Rahane ten times each while England’s pair of Stuart Broad and Moeen Ali got dismissed by him nine times each.

2 – Second hundred for Bairstow against Australia. He has scored three centuries against Sri Lanka which is his most against any opponent.