Brad Haddin essays career-best performance in a Test series
Brad Haddin has managed 465 runs at an average of 66.42, including a hundred and five fifties, in the ongoing Ashes series. It is the second highest by an Australian wicketkeeper in a Test series. Adam Gilchrist holds a record, having managed 473 runs at an average of 157.66, including two hundreds and a fifty, in five innings vs South Africa in South Africa in 2001-02.
Australian wicket-keeper and No. 7 batsman Brad Haddin put on a splendid show with the bat to record his career-best performance in a Test series, by scoring 465 runs at an average of 66.42 in the ongoing Ashes series.
# Brad Haddin (75) has recorded his eleventh fifty vs England - his 17th in Tests.
# Haddin has managed 465 runs at an average of 66.42, including a hundred and five fifties, in seven innings - his career-best performance in a Test series.
# Haddin's aforesaid tally is the second highest by an Australian wicketkeeper in a Test series. Adam Gilchrist holds a record, having managed 473 runs at an average of 157.66, including two hundreds and a fifty, in five innings vs South Africa in South Africa in 2001-02.
# Gilchrist and Haddin's above tallies are the two highest number seven batsman in a Test series.
# Haddin's aggregate of 465 is the second highest by a wicketkeeper in a Test series against England - the highest being Budhi Kunderan's 525 (ave.52.50) for India in five Tests in 1963-64. His tally included two hundreds and a fifty.
# On Australian soil, Haddin's series tally is the second highest by a wicketkeeper, next only to FCM Alexander (WI) - 484 runs in five Tests at an average of 60.50, including a hundred and five fifties, in the 1960-61 Frank Worrell Trophy.
# In the history of Test annals, only two wicketkeepers have registered six innings of fifty or more - Alexander and Haddin.
# Haddin, with six innings of fifty-plus in the series, has set a record for number seven batsman, obliterating Greg Matthews' five vs Sri Lanka in three Tests in 1992.
# Steven Smith's 115 off 154 balls is his third century in Tests.
# All three centuries by Smith are against England - the first two being 138 not out at The Oval in 2013 and 111 at Perth in December 2013.
# Smith's magnificent innings is the 300th century for Australia vs England in Tests.
# David Warner has become the first Australian opener to manage 500 runs in an Ashes series since Matthew Elliott's tally of 556 (ave.55.60) in six Tests in England in 1997.
# England have used 18 players throughout this series - a record for England in an away Test series. West Indies had also used 18 players in South Africa in 1998-99 and lost that series 5-0.
# Warner's tally of 507 (ave.63.37) in the five-Test series vs England is his career-best performance in terms of run-aggregate.
# Arthur Morris is the only Australian opener to accomplish the aforesaid feat twice vs England in a Test series - 503 runs (ave. 71.85) in five Tests in 1946-47 and 696 (ave.87.00) in five Tests in 1948.
# Australia became the fourth team to play an unchanged team in a five-Test series - the first three teams being - England vs Australia in 1884-85 in Australia; South Africa vs England in 1905-06 in South Africa and West Indies vs Australia in 1990-91 in the West Indies.
# Michael Clarke is averaging just 16.50 in four innings vs England at SCG - his tally being 66 with 41 in January 2011 as his highest score.
# Thanks to his career-best 329 not out vs India at Sydney in January 2012, Clarke is averaging fifty-plus at this venue - 757 runs (ave.50.46) in 16 innings, including two hundreds and a fifty.
# For the second time in a Test series, Australia's sixth wicket has produced three stands of 100 or more - the first instance being in the Ashes in 1920-21.
# Ben Stokes (6/99) has produced his best bowling performance in Tests - his first five-wicket haul in Tests.
# Stokes' economy rate of 4.99 is the second worst by an England bowler taking five wickets or more in an innings. Craig White had taken five wickets for 127 runs off 23.1 overs - the economy rate being 5.48 - vs Australia at Perth in November/December 2002.
# Andy Caddick was the last England bowler to take five wickets or more in an innings at Sydney Cricket Ground - 7 for 94 in January 2003.
# Peter Siddle's third duck vs England is his 14th in Tests.
# Michael Carberry has registered his second duck in Tests - his first being against Australia at Brisbane in November 2013.
# With Carbeery's wicket, Mitchell Johnson has claimed 32 wickets in the series, emulating Frank Foster's tally of 32 (ave.21.62) in the 1911-12 series. Both share an Australian record for most wickets by a left-arm speedster in an Ashes series.
# Johnson's tally is the joint third-highest by a left-arm pacer in a Test series.
# Three England players made their Test debut - the first time when three or more England players made their debut in a Test match since the Nagpur Test in March 2006.
Stats courtesy: Rajesh Kumar