Ashes Stats: Alastair Cook becomes the fastest and slowest player to 12,000 Test runs
Aussie attack just the third in Test history to each take 20 wickets in a series
Last Updated: 07/01/18 11:57am
Alastair Cook reached 12,000 Test runs on day four at the SCG, Benedict Bermange explains how he was both the quickest and slowest player to reach the milestone...
Australia have provided just the third case of four bowlers taking at least 20 wickets for a side in a series:
20+ wickets for the same team in a series
|WI v Eng||1995||Bishop, Walsh, K Benjamin, Ambrose|
|Aus v Eng||2006/07||Clark, Warne, McGrath, Lee|
|Aus v Eng||2017/18||Starc, Hazlewood, Cummins, Lyon|
Both Marsh brothers reached their centuries with the other brother batting at the same time - just the fourth time that has happened in Test history:
Sibling centuries in the same Test
|Ian & Greg Chappell||Aus v WI||Bridgetown||1973|
|Ian & Greg Chappell||Aus v NZ||Wellington||1974|
|Mark & Steve Waugh||Aus v WI||Kingston||1995|
|Shaun & Mitchell Marsh||Aus v Eng||Sydney||2018|
When Alastair Cook reached five in his second innings he reached 12,000 Test runs. He is the youngest to get there:
Youngest players to 12,000 Test runs
He also took the least time:
Least time to reach 12,000 Test runs
But took the most innings:
Innings to 12,000 Test runs
Only two England bowlers have ever conceded more runs in a Test innings than Mason Crane did here:
Most runs conceded by an England bowler in a Test innings
|217||3||Ian Botham||Pakistan||The Oval||1987|
|204||6||Ian Peebles||Australia||The Oval||1930|
|190||2||Ashley Giles||Sri Lanka||Colombo-SSC||2003/04|
In England's last seven away Tests, they have conceded four of their 10 highest totals outside England.
All five Tests of this series have progressed to the fifth day - first Ashes series since 1994/95. The last Ashes series in England in 2015 lasted just 18 days, none of the five Tests going past the fourth day.
Sydney reached a top temperature of 47.3C today, the highest temperature recorded by a weather station in the Sydney metropolitan area in 79 years.