The Ashes: Kevin Pietersen scores 23rd Test century

Updated: 03 August 2013 23:33 IST

Pietersen has overtaken Colin Cowdrey's tally of 7624 (ave.44.06) in 114 Tests and Alastair Cook's tally of 7669 (ave.48.53) in 95 Tests. He has now moved up to number six for England in Tests - 7697 (ave.48.71) in 97 Tests.

The Ashes: Kevin Pietersen scores 23rd Test century
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# During his innings of 113 off 206 balls, Kevin Pietersen has become the top run-getter for England in international cricket - 13224 (ave.45.28) in 264 matches. He has overtaken Graham Gooch's tally of 13190 (ave.40.58) in 243 matches. (Highlights)

# Pietersen has overtaken Colin Cowdrey's tally of 7624 (ave.44.06) in 114 Tests and Alastair Cook's tally of 7669 (ave.48.53) in 95 Tests. He has now moved up to number six for England in Tests - 7697 (ave.48.71) in 97 Tests. (Scorecard)

# Pietersen's tally of 32 centuries in international cricket is an England record - the next three in the list being Alastair Cook (30), Graham Gooch (28) and Andrew Strauss (27). (Read Day 3 report)

# Pietersen has managed 23 centuries in Tests - the second highest tally for England in Tests, next only to Cook's 25.

# Alastair Cook (62) has posted his fifth fifty vs Australia - his 31st in Tests.

# Cook, as captain, is averaging 60-plus in Tests - his tally being 1456 runs at an average of 60.66, including seven centuries and two fifties.

# Ian Bell (60) has registered his 37th fifty in Tests - his 13th vs Australia.

# Bell, for the first time, has recorded two hundreds and two fifties in succession vs Australia - 109 at Nottingham; 109 and 74 at Lord's and 60 at Nottingham.

# Bell has completed 1000 runs under Cook's captaincy - 1036 (ave.54.52) in 13 Tests, including four hundreds and four fifties.

# Bell, with 377 runs at an average of 75.40 in five innings, is the top run-scorer in the present series. He remains the only one to post two hundreds and two fifties in the present series.

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