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Benedict Bermange gives you all the facts and figures ahead of the Second Test at Lord's

Benedict Bermange - Benedict Bermange Posted 18th July 2013 view comments

England are looking to win their 50th Lord's Test. They have won 49, lost 28 and drawn 47 of their previous 124 matches at Headquarters.

From 1884 to 1980 Lord's hosted 71 Tests in which captains chose to bat on 66 occasions. Since then, in 55 Tests, captains have batted on 25 occasions and bowled on 30.

No side put in at Lord's scoring more than 300 in their first innings has lost the Test.

Broad: closing in on 200 Test wickets

Broad: closing in on 200 Test wickets

The only time England have beaten Australia in successive Tests at Lord's was in 1884 and 1886. Australia were unbeaten there from 1938 until 2009.

Australia have lost their last five Tests. Here is how that ranks in their most successive losses:

NumberStartFinish Against
721/03/1885 10/02/1888Eng, Eng, Eng, Eng, Eng, Eng, Eng
630/03/198407/12/1984WI, WI, WI, WI, WI, WI
514/08/192601/02/1929Eng, Eng, Eng, Eng, Eng
522/02/201310/07/2013Ind, Ind, Ind, Ind, Eng

The last time England beat Australia four times running was as part of their five-in-a-row run from August 1926 to February 1929.Stuart Broad needs two wickets to become the 15th England bowler to take 200 Test wickets. Three wickets would make him just the fourth bowler to take 50 Test wickets at Lord's, after

NameMWktsAvgRPOBB5l10M
Ian Botham156924.533.188-3481
Fred Trueman126322.122.706-3151
James Anderson135826.062.755-4240

Broad would also be just the third Englishman with 1,500 Test run and 200 Test wickets, after Ian Botham and Andrew Flintoff.

Matt Prior needs one dismissal to break his three-way tie at the top of the list of most Test dismissals at Lord's:

NameMCtsStsDisDis/M
Matt Prior11343373.36
Godfrey Evans132512372.84
Alec Stewart20361371.85

Ian Bell will try to provide just the fourth incidence of an England batsman scoring centuries in three successive Ashes Tests:

Jack Hobbs30/12/191109/02/19126 & 126* v Aus, 187 & 3 v Aus, 178 v Aus
Jack Hobbs19/12/192416/01/1925115 & 57 v Aus, 154 & 22 v Aus, 119 & 27 v Aus
Wally Hammond14/12/192801/02/1929251 v Aus, 200 & 32 v Aus, 119* & 177 v Aus
Chris Broad28/11/198626/12/1986162 & 16 v Aus, 116 & 15* v Aus, 112 v Aus

Bell is 43 short of becoming the eighth player to score 1,000 Test runs at Lord's.

England's eighth leg-bye will be their 10,000th in their Test history.

Here are how the four umpires in the series have performed under DRS in their careers so far:

UmpireReviewsOverturned%Overturned
Aleem Dar751418.67%
Tony Hill862529.07%
Marais Erasmus471736.17%
Kumar Dharmasena19736.84%

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