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A total of 321 tests between Australia and England = 132 wins for Aussies and 99 wins for English boys with 90 draws as we look forward to 2010 Ashes series starting in month of November.
Australia and England have played 76 Ashes series till now, with Australia winning 37 of them and England 31 while 8 finished as draws. Interestingly, both teams have whitewashed each other 3 times but more importantly, Australians did it the last time these two teams played in Australia and that too by 5-0 in 2007, which was also their 9th series win over England in last 11 test series!
Who are the other record holders? following is a long list of numbers telling you which cricketer holds which record in Australia vs England 'Ashes test series' over the years..
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Best Bowling figures : in an Ashes test match belongs to Jim Laker = 19 wickets for 90 runs against Australia from his 68 overs at Manchester in year 1956. Against England, the best best match bowling spell is by Robert Massie for his 16 wickets in at Lords in year 1972. Best Ashes bowling list.
Best Bowling figures : in an innings of a Ashes test match = Jim Laker who once got all 10 wickets (and 9 in second innings) in above mentioned match at Manchester. For Australia, Alferd Aurther Mailey, the leg spinner, holds the record with his 9 wickets for 121 runs back in 1921 against England at Melbourne.
Highest Partnerships : in terms of runs, is between Bill Ponsford and Don Bradman = 451 runs for 2nd wicket at the Oval in year 1934. For England, Len Hutton once put on 382 runs with Maurice Leyland in year 1938 at the same ground, the oval, for the same wicket, ie, 2nd! Biggest Ashes partnerships list.
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Highest Score : by a batsman in Ashes test match belongs to Len Hutton's 364 at the Oval in year 1938. Hutton batted for 797 minutes, played 847 deliveries and struck 35 fours in his marathon innings. for Australia, Don Bradman's 334 holds the record which he made at Leeds back in year 1930.. off just 448 balls! There has been a total of 5 triple century made in Australia vs England test cricket and no less than 29 double centuries. List of Highest individual Ashes scores
Highest total : was made by England against Australia = 903/7 declared off 335.2 overs at the Oval in year 1938. Australian highest test match score against England has been 729/6 dec at Lords off 232 overs back in year 1930. England highest Ashes total in Australia is 636 at Sydney back in 1928. Highest Ashes totals. .
Largest Victory : in an Ashes test match was when England beat Australia by wooping 675 runs at Bisbane in year 1928. Australia have beaten England by 562 runs, 409 runs and also by over 300 runs seven times. England have registered over 300 run victories thrice. in terms of innings, England once beat Australia by innings + 579 runs at The Oval which leads the list of ugliest defeats.
Lowest Total : is made by Australia who were once bowled out for just 36 runs (in only 23 overs) at Birmingham back in 1902. England's lowest team score against Australia is 45, which they made at Sydney in year 1887. Lowest Ashes innings totals. .
Most Catches : by a fielder (non wicket-keeper) belongs to Australian Greg Chappell who took 7 scalps in two innings at Perth in year 1974. For England, A Shrewsbury has taken 6 catches in an Ashes test match along with 3 other cricketers who achieved the same feet. in an innings, record is at 4 catches which has been down by 11 cricketers. overall, Greg Chappell took 61 catches which is most by any fielder in Australia vs England test matches.. for England, record belongs to Ian Botham for his 57 catches against Australia.
Most Centuries : in Ashes test cricket is, of course, by Donald Bradman = 19 in all. Jack Hobbs holds England record for most century against Australia = 12. Steve Waugh scored 10 century against England. Most Ashes century list. .
Most Extras = is by Australia against England = 61. England once conceeded 52 runs in extras which is their sloppiest fielding performance against Australia.
Most games : is played by SE Gregory = 52 Ashes tests. Allan Border played 47 ashes tests while English record is held by Michael Cowdrey = 43 tests against Australia.
Most games as captain : is by Allan Border who captained Australia in 29 Ashes test matches. Archie MacLaren holds England record with 22 Ashes tests as captain. Don Bradman captained Australia in 19 Ashes tests.
Most expensive spell : by a bowler in Ashes series has been by LO Fleetwood Smith of Australia who gave away 298 runs from his 87 overs in an innings. IAR Peebles is the England bowler to conceed more than 200 runs in an innings of bowling.
Most runs in an Ashes Series : belongs to none other than Don Bradman who made 974 runs at an average of 139.14 on 1930's tour to England from 7 innings of 5 tests with 4 centuries. WR Hammond has English record for most runs against Australia in an Ashes series = 905 from 9 innings of 5 tests in 1928 England tour of Australia.
Most Runs : in all Australia vs England Ashes test series is made by Don Bradman who has 5028 runs at an average of 89.78 from 37 games. Jack Hobbs leads England's most prolific Ashes batsman with his 3636 runs from 41 games. Allan Border made 3548 runs in Ashes test series. Full list : Most runs in Ashes career. .
Most Wickets : in Ashes test career is by Shane Warne who dismissed 195 England batsman from his 36 games with a best bowling of 8 wickets for 71 runs. Warne picked up eleven 5 wicket hauls and four 10 wicket hauls against England. Ian Botham has most wickets from England against Australia = 148 from 36 games.
Smallest Victory Margin : in Australia vs England test match has been by 2 runs with which England beat Australia at Birmingham in August 2005. By wickets, record again belongs to England who have registered two 1 wicket victory against Australia at The Oval in year 1902 and in year 1908 at Melbourne.
Best Wicket Keeper : has been Rodney Marsh who got 148 scalps in his 42 Ashes tests. Marsh is also one of 5 wicket keepers to take 6 victims in an innings of a test match along with Jack Russel, Ian Healy, Alec Stewart and Chris Read (twice). in a match, GRA Langley of Australia holds the record with total of 9 victims in a 1956 Aus v Eng test match. Rodney Marsh, Ian Healy and Adam Gilchrist have also achieved this feat.