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CT 2017, Match 10: England v Australia – Statistical Highlights

Here we look at all the stats and records created during the game.

Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes
Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes of England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Australia now has failed to qualify to knockouts of last 4 out of the 5 ICC events as they couldn’t defeat the hosts England in their final league game in which they needed to win to make it to semis ahead of Bangladesh. Australia made a progressive start while batting first but failed to capitalise and settled down with 277/9 in their fifty overs. They struck early on with the ball to reduce England to 35/3 in 6 overs before rain made an appearance.

After the rain break the home side took over the Aussies as Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes scored way ahead of the required rate. Morgan was run out unfortunately on 87 but Stokes completed his century just before the rain came again and never went back. England were 240/4 after 40.2 overs at that stage, 40 runs ahead of the DLS par score.

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Here we look at all the stats and records created during the game.

0 – Number of wins for Australia at Birmingham in International cricket since 2002. They played 12 matches at the venue and lost 8 of those. No other team failed to win even one game at a venue after playing 10 international matches since 2002.

3 – Number of times England and Australia faced off in the Champions Trophy at Birmingham; Australia were defeated in all the three games. They lost other two CT games which weren’t played in Birmingham.

4 – Runs aggregated by England openers in this game; the fewest by them in ODIs since 2012. They aggregated 0 runs in 2011 against India at Delhi.

4 – Ben Stokes is only the 4th England player to score a century in the Champions Trophy. Other three are Marcus Trescothick, Andrew Flintoff and Joe Root.

6 – Number of consecutive games in the Champions Trophy where the result hasn’t been in favour of Australia; they are yet to win a game since winning the 2009 final. Only Zimbabwe (9) and Bangladesh (7) had a longer streak that Australia in CT without a win.

9 – Number of consecutive games in the ICC events on England soil for Australia in which they failed to register a win. Their last win in an ICC event in England came in 2004 Champions Trophy vs New Zealand.

14 – Number of fifty-plus scores for Eoin Morgan in the England-Australia ODIs; the most by any player. Ricky Ponting and Graham Gooch have scored 13 fifty-plus scores in England-Australia ODIs.

39 – Number of fifty-plus scores by Eoin Morgan for the Poms in ODIs; the joint most by any player in ODIs for England. Ian Bell also has 39 fifty-plus scores in ODIs.

39 – Balls taken by Ben Stokes for his fifty in this game; the joint 2nd fastest fifty for the English side in the Champions Trophy. Eoin Morgan took 26 balls for his fifty against South Africa in 2009.

4/33 – Mark Wood’s bowling figures of 4/33 in this game are the best bowling figures for an England player in the Champions Trophy. Ronnie Irani had figures of 4/37 vs Zimbabwe in 2002.

95.80 – Steven Smith’s average in the last 8 innings he played in the ICC ODI events. His scores in those 8 innings are 56, 22*, 8*, 56*, 105, 65, 72 and 95.

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