Australia’s losing streak


1- This was the first time Australia had lost the first three matches of an ODI series at home. They have had five such performances away from home, the last of which was in their last series against India last year.

5- Consecutive bilateral ODI series wins for England, including this victory. The last they lost was in India at start of last year. This is their eighth win in the last nine bilateral series.

1984- The previous and only time before that Australia lost three consecutive bilateral series (2 or more matches). They had lost to Pakistan, Sri Lanka and West Indies between 1982 and 1984 then. Now, they have lost to New Zealand, India and to England.

0- England had not won their previous three bilateral one-day series against Australia down under. Their last win in any series in Australia was in 2006-07 in which New Zealand were the third team.

44- Runs scored by Australia in the final five overs when they required 60 runs for victory. In their last five overs England had made 66 after being 236 for 6. At that point Australia were six runs ahead and had one more wicket in hand, but fell short by 16 runs. Australia were ahead of England almost throughout the game but the death overs made the difference.

5- Number of century stands for the seventh wicket in ODIs after the 2015 World Cup for England. All other teams combined have managed only four such stands from the seventh wicket. Four of England’s highest seventh-wicket stands have also come in this period. Buttler and Woakes have been part of each of three of them.

83- Balls taken by Buttler to complete his century, after having reached 50 off 52 balls. This was his fifth ODI century and the slowest of all. His first four tons were completed off 46, 61, 66 and 73 balls respectively. He has 38 sixes in final five overs in ODIs since 2013, the most by any batsman. He hit three sixes in the final five overs.

3- Fifties by Chris Woakes at No. 8 position, the most among all players at eight and lower in the last two years. Among England players, Woakes’ three fifties are the most ever. No one else has made even two. He is averaging 50.66 innings at No. 8 or below in 18 innings in last two years which simply shows England’s batting depth.

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