Stats: England succumb to their lowest Test total at home in seven decades

Stats: England succumb to their lowest Test total at home in seven decades

All the major stats and numbers from England’s dismal batting performance in the Leeds Test.

Josh Hazlewood
Josh Hazlewood. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

England’s performances with the bat in Test cricket were once again under the scanner. They were bundled out for just 67 in their first innings of the Leeds Test match. Josh Hazlewood claimed a 5-wicket haul while no player except Joe Denly (12) reached double-digits for England. The hosts lasted only 27.5 overs after they lost their last six wickets for only 22 runs in 7.5 overs. England, who were already 0-1 down in this 5-match Ashes series, conceded a big 112-run lead to the visiting side.

All the major stats and numbers from England’s dismal batting performance in the Leeds Test:

Lowest total at home in seven decades:

1948 – Last time England bundled out for a lower Test total at home than 67/10 in this game was way back in 1948. Australia bowled out England to just 52 runs during the 1948 Ashes Test at The Oval. In these 70 years, England never got all out under 75 in the Ashes.

A game of single digits:

10 – As many as ten players in England innings failed to get into double digits; the joint-most for them in a Test inning. This is 6th instance of ten England players not getting into double digits in a Test inning and only the 2nd in the last 25 years. Only one of the 11 batsmen scored at least ten runs during their 2nd innings of the 2009 Kingston Test.

16 – A total of 16 batsmen have been dismissed for single digits across the first two innings of this Test match including seven in Australia’s first innings. These are the joint-most number of single-digit dismissals in the first two innings of a Test match. The 1976 Test match between England and Windies at the Old Trafford also witnessed 16 batsmen getting dismissed for nine or fewer runs.

Not the record that Denly could be proud of:

12 – Joe Denly’s 12 runs in England’s first innings is the lowest “highest individual score” in a completed Test innings for England. Gilbert Jessop and Billy Quaife top-scored for England with 15 runs apiece during their 2nd innings of 1902 Sydney Test match against Australia.

Record lead for the Aussies:

179/10 – The total of 179 made by Australia is the lowest total for any side in the opening innings of a Test that resulted in a 100-run first-innings lead. (Excluding declarations)

The Aussies took a 118-run lead in the 1981 Perth Test after the getting bowled out for only 180. They bounced back by bowling out their opponents Pakistan to just 62.

A good day behind the wickets for Paine and Warner:

2 – Tim Paine and David Warner claimed four catches apiece in England innings. They are the 2nd pair with 4+ catches in a Test inning. Mohammad Azharuddin (5) and Kiran More (4) claimed nine catches between them during the first innings of the 1989 Karachi Test match against Pakistan.

A tough period for England:

3 – Number of times England have been bowled out less than 100 in Test cricket in 2019. All the remaining 11 nations collectively got bundled out under 100 only once this year. Since the start of 2018, England has been bowled out for less than 100 in Tests in four instances. Five other countries had one such total apiece in this period.