The Ashes stats: Ian Bell 6th batsmen to hit four centuries at Lord's
Bell has completed 1000 runs at Lord's - the only venue where he has managed 1000 runs or more in Tests. His tally of 1066 (ave.59.22) in 14 Tests includes four centuries and six fifties at this venue.
# Jonathan Trott (58 off 87 balls) has posted his 17th Test fifty. (Read Day 1 report)
# Trott's record against Australia is outstanding - his aggregate being 711 in eight Tests at an average of 71.10, including three hundreds and two fifties.
# Trott has managed 587 runs in seven Tests at an average of 48.91, including a hundred and four fifties, this year. He is the only one to amass 500 runs in Tests in 2013.
# Trott is averaging 68.69 in Tests at Lord's - the highest amongst the English batsmen with at least 500 runs at this venue - his tally being 893 in fourteen innings, including two hundreds and six fifties. (Highlights)
# The top seven batsmen in terms of averages at Lord's in Tests are - Warren Bardsley (A) - 115.00, Allan Border (A) - 100.60, Garry Sobers (WI) - 95.16, Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI) - 85.33, Don Bradman (A) - 78.71, Dilip Vengsarkar (I) - 72.57 and Jonathan Trott (E) - 68.69 (minimum 500 runs).
# Ian Bell and Trott were involved in a stand of 99 - England's fourth highest partnership for the fourth wicket vs Australia at Lord's in Tests - the highest is 222 between Wally Hammond and Eddie Paynter in June 1938. (Pics)
# Bell (109 off 211 balls) has registered his third century vs Australia - his 19th in Tests. For the first time, he has recorded back to back Ashes hundreds in the same series - 109 at Trent Bridge and 109 at Lord's.
# Having posted 115 at Sydney in January 2011, followed by 25 & 109 at Nottingham and 109 at Lord's, Bell became the fourth England batsman to record three hundreds in consecutive Ashes Tests, joining Jack Hobbs (twice - 1911-12 and 1924-25), Wally Hammond (1928-29) and Chris Broad (1986-87)
# Bell has completed 1000 runs at Lord's - the only venue where he has managed 1000 runs or more in Tests. His tally of 1066 (ave.59.22) in 14 Tests includes four centuries and six fifties at this venue.
# Bell is the eighth batsman to manage 1,000 runs or more in Tests at Lord's, joining Graham Gooch (2015), Andrew Strauss (1562), Alec Stewart (1476), David Gower (1241), Kevin Pietersen (1230), Geoff Boycott (1189) and Alastair Cook (1153).
# Bell's aforesaid innings is his first fifty-plus vs Australia in Tests at Lord's.
# Bell became the sixth batsman to register four or more hundreds in Tests at Lord's. The leading centurions at this venue being Graham Gooch (six), Michael Vaughan (six), Kevin Pietersen (five), Andrew Strauss (five), Allan Lamb (four) and Ian Bell (four).
# Amongst the batsmen with four hundreds or more at Lord's, Bell's average of 59.22 is the highest.
# Bell, with 243 runs in three innings at an average of 81.00, including two hundreds, is the leading run-scorer in the present series.
# Jonny Bairstow (67) has registered his highest score vs Australia, obliterating the 37 in the Nottingham Test in the present series.
# Bairstow has recorded four fifties in Tests - all at home - three at Lord's and one at Leeds. His highest Test score is 95 vs South Africa at Lord's in August 2012.
# Bell and Bairstow were involved in a stand of 144 - England's fourth century stand for the fifth wicket vs Australia at Lord's - the highest being 163 between Trevor Bailey and Willie Watson in June 1953.
# Of his seven wickets in Tests, Steven Smith has captured six at Lord's.
# Ryan Harris has completed his 50 wickets in 13 Tests.