The Ashes, 4th Test: Day 3 stats - Ian Bell emulates David Gower and Maurice Leyland

Bell, Gower and Leyland are the only Englishmen to score 3 hundreds in an Ashes series at home.

Updated: August 12, 2013 11:01 IST
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Ian Bell scored his 4th century in the last five Tests against Australia to help England recover from a top-order wobble and manage a 202-run lead in the 4th Test on Sunday.

Here are the statistical highlights from day 3 in Durham:

# In nine Tests vs Australia in England, Alastair Cook has averaged 25.88 - his tally being 440 in seventeen innings, including four fifties.

# Ian Bell's fourth century vs Australia is his 20th in Tests - his 14th in England.

# Bell is the ninth player to record 20 centuries or more for England in Tests.

# Bell has registered three hundreds in a Test series for the second time - the first instance being vs Pakistan in 2006. He is the eighth England player to record three centuries or more in a Test series twice.

# Bell is the ninth England player to post three hundreds in a Test series vs Australia. Jack Hobbs is the only one to accomplish the feat twice vs Australia.

# Bell is the third England batsman after Maurice Leyland (1934) and David Gower (1985) to manage three hundreds in a Test series vs Australia in England.

# Bell, with 492 runs at an average of 82.00 in four Tests, including three hundreds and two fifties, is the top run-scorer in the series. The said performance is his best vs Australia in a Test series.

# Bell has become the first player to manage 700 runs in Tests in 2013 - 718 (ave.51.28) in nine Tests.

# Kevin Pietersen is averaging 32.81 while managing 361 in six Tests this year - his worst performance in a calendar year in Tests.

# Bell and Pietersen were involved in a fourth-wicket stand of 106 - England's second highest for this wicket-position at Chester-le-Street, next only to the 187 (unbroken) between Bell and Graham Thorpe vs Bangladesh in June 2005.

# Stuart Broad (5/71) has registered his third five-wicket haul vs Australia - his ninth in Tests.

# Broad's previous two instances of five wickets in an innings vs Australia were - 6/91 at Leeds and 5/37 at The Oval - both in 2009.

# In nine Tests this year, Broad has captured 34 wickets at 27.14 runs apiece, including three instances of five wickets in an innings.

# Of the nine instances of five wickets or more in an innings, Broad has produced seven in 35 Tests in England.

# The top four wicket-takers in Tests this year are Anderson (36), Broad (34), Steyn (33) and Swann (31).

# Swann (50 wickets at 34.64 runs apiece in 14 Tests) is the ninth England spinner to complete 50 wickets or more vs Australia in Tests. Wilfred Rhodes heads the table with 109 wickets at 24.00 runs apiece in 41 Tests, followed by Derek Underwood (105) and Bobby Peel (101).

# Anderson, with 17 wickets at 16.17 runs apiece in three Tests, is the top wicket-taker at Chester-le-Street, obliterating Steve Harmison's tally of 16 at 23.18 in three Tests.

# Ryan Harris (28) has registered his highest score vs England in Tests.

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