Ashes: England become first team to lose by a 5-0 margin five times
England became the first team to lose five series by 5-0 margin. Apart from three thrashings at the hands of Australia, they lost twice to West Indies (1984 & 1985-86)
Here are the statistical highlights from the third day of the fifth Test between Australia and England:
# Australia became the first team to register a 5-0 series whitewash - three times vs England and once each vs South Africa and the West Indies.
# England became the first team to lose five series by 5-0 margin. Apart from three thrashings at the hands of Australia, they lost twice to West Indies (1984 & 1985-86)
# Ryan Harris (5/25) has produced his fifth five-wicket haul in Tests - his fourth vs England.
# Harris has received his second Man of the Match award in Tests - his first was against the West Indies at Bridgetown in April 2012.
# Harris' tally of 22 wickets (ave.19.31) is his second best in a Test series, next only to the 24 (ave.19.58) against England in England in 2013.
# England faced just 90.3 overs (543 balls) in the Sydney Test - only four times they have faced fewer deliveries while losing 20 wickets.
# Brad Haddin's tally of 493 at an average of 61.62 in eight innings is the highest by an Australian wicketkeeper and the fourth highest in a Test series - the top three wicketkeepers in terms of run-aggregate being South Africa's Denis Lindsay (606 vs Australia,1966-67), Zimbabwe's Andy Flower (540 vs India in 2000-01) and India's Budhi Kunderan (525 vs England in 1963-64)
# Chris Rogers (119) has posted a career-best score, eclipsing the 116 vs England at Melbourne last month.
# All Rogers' three Test hundreds are against England - the first being 110 at Chester-le-Street last year.
# For the first time two left-handed Australian openers have recorded 450-plus runs in the same series.
# The top three run-scorers in the just concluded series are David Warner (523), Brad Haddin (493) and Chris Rogers (463).
# Nathan Lyon remained unbeaten in all six innings of the series, scoring 60 runs.
# Kevin Pietersen's tally of 294 runs at an average of 29.40 in ten innings is his worst performance in a Test series (minimum five Tests).
# Stuart Broad (42) has posted his highest Test score in Australia, eclipsing the 32 at Brisbane in November 2013.
# Broad has completed his 2,000 runs in Tests - 2010 (ave.24.21) in 67 Tests and with this the double of 2,000 runs and 200 wickets (238 at 30.31 runs apiece).
# Broad is the third England all-rounder after Ian Botham (5200 runs & 383 wickets and Andrew Flintoff (3845 runs & 226 wickets) and the 17th in the world to manage 2,000 runs and 200 wickets in Tests.
# Mitchell Johnson has been adjudged the Player of the series for the second time in Tests - the first instance being vs South Africa in 2008-09.
# Johnson's tally of 37 wickets at 13.97 is his career-best performance in a Test series.
# Johnson has emulated Bill Whitty's tally of 37 wickets at 17.08 runs apiece in five Tests for Australia vs South Africa in 2010-11. Both share a record for a left-arm pacer in a Test series.
# Johnson's aforesaid tally is exceeded only by Rodney Hogg for Australia in a Test series in Australia - 41 in six Tests at an average of 12.85 vs England in 1978-79.
# Amongst the bowlers delivering 1,000 balls in an Ashes series, Johnson's average of 13.97 is the third best, next only to Jim Laker (9.60 in 1956) and Rodney Hogg (12.85 in 1978-79).
# Not even a single hundred has been recorded by England's top five batsmen - the last instance in an Ashes series being in the 1972 series.
# For the fourth time, ten hundreds have been recorded for Australia vs England in a Test series - the first three instances being 1920-21,1946-47 and 1993. Australia's overall record in a Test series is - 12 vs West Indies in 1955 series and eleven vs South Africa in 1949-50.