How the Ashes un­folded – and key statis­tics from the se­ries

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First Test

Edg­bas­ton Aus­tralia (284 and 487-7 dec) de­feated Eng­land (374 and 146) by 251 runs

Sec­ond Test

Lord’s Eng­land (258 and 258-5 dec) drew with Aus­tralia (250 and 154-6)

Third Test

Head­in­g­ley Eng­land (67 and 362-9) beat Aus­tralia (179 and 246) by one wicket

Fourth Test

Old Traf­ford Aus­tralia (497-8 dec and 186-6 dec) de­feated Eng­land (301 and 197) by 185 runs

Fifth Test

The Oval Eng­land (294 and 329) de­feated Aus­tralia (225 and 263) by 135 runs

Se­ries re­sult

Eng­land 2 Aus­tralia 2

774

runs is Steve Smith’s to­tal for the Ashes, the most in a Test se­ries since Brian Lara’s 798 in 1994 against Eng­land.

3

times Steve Smith was dis­missed by Chris Woakes, for a to­tal of 65 runs. Broad was next best, re­mov­ing him twice, for 193 runs.

47

years since an Ashes se­ries was last drawn – the 1972 edi­tion in Eng­land.

9.5

is David Warner’s av­er­age for the se­ries. No opener has ever bat­ted this of­ten in a Test se­ries and av­er­aged less.

23

wick­ets is Stu­art Broad’s tally for the se­ries. He is the first Eng­land bowler to take more than 20 wick­ets against Aus­tralia in four suc­ces­sive se­ries.

7

years since Eng­land lost a Test se­ries of at least three matches at home – against South Africa in 2012.

64. 89

was Us­man Khawaja’s Ashes strike rate, the most of any player to score a to­tal of at least 100 runs. Smith was next-best with 64.71.

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