# Joe Root (180) has posted a career-best score in Tests. The said innings is the highest by an England opener against Australia at Lord's, obliterating the 175 by John Edrich in 1975. (Match report)
# Root's match-winning knock is the fourth highest by an England opener vs Australia in Tests in England. The only player to score 200 or more as an England opener vs Australia in England is Len Hutton's 364 in 847 balls at The Oval in August 1938. (Highlights)
# Root has recorded his best bowling performance in Tests, obliterating the one for six vs Australia at Nottingham in July 2013.
# The top three run-getters in Tests in 2013 are Trott (587), Root (552) and Bell (543). (Pics)
# Ryan Harris' match figures of 7 for 103 are his best in a Test match away from home. His performance is the second best in a Test match, next only to the 9 for 106 vs England in the 2010-11 Perth Test.
# In six outings as an opener, Watson has failed to post a fifty in the fourth innings of a Test match. Overall, he has recorded just one fifty in ten innings in the fourth innings - 52 vs West Indies at Bridgetown in Aprl 2012.
# Watson is averaging 25.59 in seventeen Tests since January 2010 - his tally being 819 runs, including four fifties.
# Phillip Hughes has recorded three successive single digit scores in the present series - 0 (second innings) at Nottingham and 1 & 1 at Lord's.
# In four innings at Lord's, Hughes has managed just 23 runs at an average of 5.75 - the sequence of scores being 4 & 17 in 2009 and 1 & 1 in 2013.
# Since posting 80 at Adelaide in December 2010, Michael Clarke has recorded his first fifty in ten innings vs Australia in Tests.
# Clarke has registered a hundred and two fifties in four Tests at Lord's - his highest being 136 in July 2009.
# Clarke's seventh fifty vs England is his 27th in Tests.
# Clarke has completed his 1000 runs in England - his aggregate being 1024 at an average of 42.66 in 14 Tests, including two hundreds and six fifties.
# Clarke is the 16th Australian player to manage 1000 runs in Tests in England. His tally includes four innings vs Pakistan in July 2010 - 47 & 12 at Lord's and 3 & 77 at Leeds.
# Usman Khawaja (54) has posted his second fifty in Tests - his first being 65 vs South Africa at Johannesburg in November 2011.
# Australia's top four batsmen have failed to record a hundred in 56 innings in Tests in 2013 - the only team to earn this dubious distinction this year.
# The top four batsmen from each country have averaged as under in Tests in 2013:
Sri Lanka (60.95), India (53.24), South Africa (38.92), England (38.71), Bangladesh (33.17), New Zealand (31.78), Zimbabwe (28.83), West Indies (24.22), Australia (24.00) and Pakistan (20.16).
Story first published on: Monday, 22 July 2013 00:14 IST