Ashes 2023: England did a great job after 38 years, set a flurry of records in the fourth Test

Ashes 2023 ENG vs AUS 4th Test England Team Records

New Delhi: England scored 592 runs in the first innings of the fourth Test being played in Manchester under the Ashes series. The batsmen played fiery innings following ‘Baseball’ i.e. aggressive cricket. In which opener Jack Crawley scored 189 runs with a brilliant century. Along with Crawley, Moeen Ali’s 54, Joe Root’s 84, Harry Brook’s 61, Captain Ben Stokes’ 51 and Johnny Bairstow’s unbeaten 99 were included. England made a flurry of records in the fourth Test with this fiery batting.

Third highest score of any team in terms of run rate

England scored 592 runs at a run rate of 5.49, the third-highest score by any team in Test cricket in excess of 500. Only England has done this feat twice in this list. England scored 657 runs at 6.5 runs per over against Pakistan in the Rawalpindi Test last year. At the same time, at the beginning of this summer, against Ireland at Lord’s, he scored 524 runs for 4 wickets at the rate of 6.33.

Amazing done for the first time after 38 years

England posted a total of 592 runs in their first innings at Old Trafford. This is the first time since the Edgbaston Test in 1985 that England have passed the 500-run mark in an Ashes Test at home. At that time he had scored 595 runs for 5 wickets. England have scored more than 500 on six occasions in the Ashes in Australia since 1985.

Bairstow 7th batsman to be dismissed on 99

Johnny Bairstow was among the 7 batsmen who remained unbeaten on 99 in Test cricket. Bairstow is the second batsman after Steve Waugh in the 1994–95 Perth Test to be 99 not out in the Ashes. Geoffrey Boycott also scored an unbeaten 99 at Perth in 1979–80, but the Ashes were not at stake in that series.

Jack Crawley hit a century in just 93 balls

Jack Crawley hit his century in just 93 balls. This is the second fastest century by an opening batsman in the Ashes after Australia’s Joe Darling scored an 85-ball century at the SCG in 1898. It is also the fourth fastest century by an English batsman in the Ashes. Ian Botham has scored the fastest Test century at Old Trafford. He scored a century in just 86 balls against Australia in the 1981 Ashes.

Fastest double century in Test cricket on the basis of run-rate

The 206-run partnership between Crawley and Root had a run rate of 6.94, which came in just 29.4 overs. This is the fastest double century in Test cricket on the basis of run-rate. Earlier, two batsmen had crossed the 200-run mark at a run rate of 6.91. It was created by the England pair of Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow in the Cape Town Test against South Africa in 2016, where they put on 399 runs in 47.4 overs for the sixth wicket.

6 batsmen hit more than 50 runs

6 of the top seven England batsmen scored more than 50 runs in their first innings. This is only the third such feat for England in Test cricket. Earlier this happened twice in 1893 at the Oval and in 1930 at Kingston. England’s first innings in Manchester is only the seventh instance of six or more batsmen scoring fifty-plus scores in a single Test innings. Chris Woakes is the first England batsman to be dismissed for zero in this Ashes series.

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