The Ashes, Stats: Broad's third highest score vs Australia, Bell goes past 6000 runs
Ian Bell played a solid innings on Day 3 and Stuart Broad ran into some luck from the umpire as England took 261-run lead over Australia. Ashton Agar was the pick of the bowlers for Aussies.
England vs Australia
Third day's statistical highlights:
# Ian Bell has completed his 6,000 runs in Tests. He is the 14th batsman to accomplish the feat for England in Tests.
# During the course of his 36th Test fifty (95 not out), Bell has completed his 1,000 runs vs Australia in Tests.
# Kevin Pietersen (64 off 150 balls) has recorded his 31st fifty in Tests - his ninth vs Australia.
# Pietersen has completed his 500 runs at Trent Bridge - his tally being 543 (ave.38.78) in eight Tests, including a hundred and three fifties.
# Alastair Cook (50 off 165 balls) has registered his fourth fifty vs Australia - his 30th in Tests.
# Cook has posted his first fifty in 13 innings at Trent Bridge, surpassing the 43 not out vs West Indies in May 2012.
# Cook's aforesaid innings is his first fifty as captain. Before recording the aforesaid fifty, he had seven centuries as captain to his credit in Tests.
# Amongst the England captains with atleast 1000 runs in Tests, Cook's average of 65.42 (1374 runs in twelve Tests) is the highest. Only two Test captains have better Test average than Cook - Don Bradman (101.51 - 3147 runs in 24 Tests) and Kumar Sangakkara (69.60 - 1601 runs in 15 Tests)
# Pietersen and Cook were involved in a stand of 110 - England's third highest third-wicket stand vs Australia at Trent Bridge, next only to the 187 between Mike Gatting and David Gower in July 1985 and 111 between Len Hutton and Denis Compton in June 1948.
# Pietersen and Cook have managed 3362 partnership runs at an average of 65.92 in 54 innings, including 13 stands of 100 or more. Only Hobbs and Sutcliffe (15) and Cook and Strauss (14) have recorded more century stands for England in Tests.
# Stuart Broad (47 not out) has recorded his third highest score vs Australia - his two fifties being 61 at Leeds and 55 at Birmingham - both in 2009.
# Bell and Broad were involved in a stand of 108 (unbroken) - England's second highest for the seventh wicket vs Australia at Trent Bridge in Tests - the highest being unbroken 113 between Nasser Hussain and Graham Thorpe in July 1993.
# Overall, four century stands have been recorded for the seventh wicket at Trent Bridge for England in Tests - three vs Australia and one vs India.
# Jonny Bairstow is averaging 30.23 in his first nine Tests - his aggregate being 393 in 15 innings, including three fifties.