Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Best performances - Batsmen

AN Cook
244(409) 27x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 53 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
11 12 39 28 43 25 18 68
DA Warner
103(151) 13x4 - 1x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 25 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
9 0 15 9 15 6 20 29

Best performances - Bowlers

SCJ Broad
O28
M10
R51
W4
Eco1.82
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
PJ Cummins
O29.1
M1
R117
W4
Eco4.01
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W

Partnerships

  • AUS - 1st
  • ENG - 1st
  • AUS - 2nd

Australia - 1st - Innings

122
DA Warner96 (112)
CT Bancroft26 (95)
13
UT Khawaja5 (41)
DA Warner7 (39)
25
UT Khawaja12 (24)
SPD Smith13 (33)
100
SE Marsh36 (112)
SPD Smith63 (123)
18
SE Marsh9 (9)
MR Marsh9 (18)
36
SE Marsh16 (27)
TD Paine20 (28)
4
TD Paine4 (8)
PJ Cummins0 (6)
7
JM Bird4 (6)
PJ Cummins3 (4)
1
JR Hazlewood0 (0)
PJ Cummins1 (8)
1
NM Lyon0 (10)
JR Hazlewood1 (12)

England - 1st - Innings

35
AN Cook19 (33)
MD Stoneman15 (37)
45
AN Cook26 (41)
JM Vince17 (37)
138
AN Cook73 (135)
JE Root61 (133)
28
AN Cook14 (26)
DJ Malan14 (43)
33
AN Cook10 (19)
JM Bairstow22 (39)
28
AN Cook4 (5)
MM Ali20 (14)
59
AN Cook33 (68)
CR Woakes26 (62)
7
AN Cook3 (13)
TK Curran4 (15)
100
AN Cook44 (47)
SCJ Broad56 (63)
18
JM Anderson0 (16)
AN Cook18 (22)

Australia - 2nd - Innings

51
DA Warner24 (52)
CT Bancroft27 (42)
14
UT Khawaja11 (14)
DA Warner3 (19)
107
DA Warner59 (156)
SPD Smith48 (133)
6
SE Marsh4 (22)
SPD Smith2 (18)
85*
SPD Smith52 (124)
MR Marsh29 (166)
  • MCG pitch rated poor by ICC

    Australian cricket has been embarrassed by the ICC rating the MCG drop-in pitch for the Boxing Day Ashes Test as "poor" following a dull draw in which only 24 wickets were taken over five days

  • 'It's a shame it's taken until now' - Root

    There was no victory for England, but Joe Root could at least take consolation from a side that had finally competed with Australia

  • Warner tames the beast within (almost)

    There was little in David Warner's career history to suggest he could bat Australia to a draw on a slow pitch - but he has long proved he is more than a six-hitting circus act

  • Relentless Smith finds a fresh ally

    Steven Smith gave praise for his partner on the fifth day at the MCG, as Mitchell Marsh slipped into a supporting role with a mature, unbeaten innings

  • MCG drop-ins under review after bore draw

    Outgoing Cricket Victoria chief executive Tony Dodemaide suggested the ground's drop-in wicket square was overdue to be dug out and remade from scratch

23rd in quick time

110

Numer of innings Steven Smith has taken to hit 23 Test hundreds. Only Bradman (59 inns) and Gavaskar (109) were quicker.

Record breaking Cook

1997

Last instance of a player from England carrying his bat before Cook - Atherton scored 94 against New Zealand. Cook's 244 is the highest score ever made by a batsman carrying his bat through a Test innings

Cook Marches on

11

150 plus scores for Cook in Tests - Most for a batsmen from England. He now has three such scores in Australia as well. Only Wally Hammond has more.

Centurion

32

Hundreds for Cook in Tests - joint seventh along with Steve Waugh. During the innings, Cook also went past Jayawardene's tally of 11814 Test runs.

Cook Down Under

5

Centuries for Cook in Australia. He now has centuries in each of the five big venues in Aus. Cook is the fifth player from England to score 5 or more centuries vs Aus in Australia

Cook comes good

10

Innings since Cook's last half-century. His previous score of fifty plus resulted in a score of 243 against West Indies

100 for Anderson

8

Bowlers from England to take 100 or more wickets against Australia. Anderson joined 4 other fast bowlers to this feat.

Centurion Warner

21

Test hundreds for David Warner- 15 of them have come at home. This is his third century against England and second at MCG.

Wonderful Warner

6000

Test Runs for David Warner in 129 innings- Joint fourth fastest for Australia after Bradman, Ponting, Hayden and Greg Chappel.