Special Sub-Topic: Ashes 2002 Third Test
|What was the result of the previous Ashes Test played at Perth in 1998?|
Australia by seven wickets. In two and a half days Australia decimated England for 112 and 194. Even with a modest 240 in the first innings, Australia scored 3/64 to win the second test. Damien Fleming took 9/91 for the match and Mark Taylor top scored with 61 in the first innings.
|In 2002 England won the toss and batted. Which Australian bowler took the best figures in the first innings?|
Brett Lee. Brett 3/78, Jason 2/43, Glenn 2/30 and Damien 1/0. Shane Warne also took 1/32, with Mark Butcher run out by a direct hit from Steve Waugh.
|England's top scorer was Robert Key who scored 47. How many deliveries did it take for him to reach this figure?|
108. His innings included 5 fours and a six. Trescothick and Vaughan both scored 34, in a total of 185.
|Australia's first innings was conspicuous as they reached 456 without a single player scoring a century. When was the last time an Australian first innings did not feature a centurian, yet still totalled more than 400 runs? |
Australia v West Indies Adelaide Oval 2000. In this match, Ponting top scored with 92 and Australia defeated the West Indies by five wickets on their way to winning the Frank Worrell trophy 5-0. Australia scored 401 in the first innings at Lords 2001, and Mark Waugh scored 108. Australia scored only 351 against the Kiwis at Perth including 99 by Shane Warne and in Durban, Australia was dismissd for only 315, with Adam Gilchrist making 91 and Ricky Ponting 89 in a five wicket loss.
|Which of these batsmen had the best strike rate (runs per 100 balls) in Australia's innings?|
Jason Gillespie. Jason (27 off 26 balls) SR 103.84, Brett (41 off 40 balls) SR 102.5, Langer (19 off 19 balls) SR 100 and McGrath (8 off 9 balls) SR 88.88. Gilchrist's SR was 135.71 (38 off 28 balls).
|Which English bowler bowled the most overs this Test?|
Alex Tudor. Tudor bowled 29, Harmison 28, White 23.1 and Dawson only 5. Chris Silverwood bowled 4 overs before straining ligaments in his ankle.
|Michael Vaughan and Mark Butcher's partnerships in both innings ended in runouts. Was Butcher the victim in the second innings?|
n. Butcher was run out by a direct hit from Steve Waugh in the first innings. Vaughan was dismissed in the second innings by a great throw from Lee which was relayed to McGrath by Gilchrist.
|Alec Stewart top scored with 66 in the second innings. How many English batsmen made double figures?|
4. Stewart 66, Hussain 61, Key 23 and White 15. There were also 29 extras (15nb).
|Of the Australian bowlers, Brett Lee achieved the best figures of the match. What were they? |
5/150. McGrath figures were 4/84, Gillespie's 3/78, Warne's 3/102 and Martyn's 1/9.
|Previously, when did either team win the first three tests of an Ashes series?|
Australia: Ashes 2001 in England. Australia also won the first three tests in England in the last series before eventually winning the series 4-1. In the 1998/9 series the first Test was drawn with Australia eventually running out 3-1 winners. The result in 1994/5 was 3-1 with Australia winning the first two Tests.
England retained the Ashes in 1986/7 in Australia, winning 2-1.
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