TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: Stuart Broad turns into the primary England bowler to 150 Ashes wickets whereas Ben Stokes joins Garry Sobers and Jacques Kallis in an elite all-rounders’ membership
Australia ended day two of the ultimate Ashes Take a look at with a slender first innings lead of 12 after being bowled out for 295 on the Oval.
Steve Smith led the way in which with a cultured 71, though he survived a run out scare on 43 when sub fielder George Ealham appeared to have run him out.
The previous captain was saved by the third umpire, though later analysis showed the tight call could have been given.
Pat Cummins and Todd Murphy mixed brilliantly later within the day to go away Australia fractionally forward, earlier than Joe Root dismissed the vacationers’ skipper for 36 through a superb Ben Stokes catch to finish the day’s play.
Right here, Mail Sport’s Lawrence Sales space takes you thru among the stats you might need missed from an exhilarating second day of the fifth Ashes Take a look at at Oval.
Stuart Broad grew to become the primary Englishman to 150 Ashes wickets on Friday on the Oval
Ben Stokes joined an elite membership of all rounders with 6,000 runs, 100 wickets and 100 catches in Take a look at cricket
Stuart Broad grew to become the primary England bowler to take 150 Ashes wickets when he trapped Usman Khawaja leg-before.
Three Australians have taken greater than 150 English wickets: Shane Warne (195), Dennis Lillee (167) and Glenn McGrath (157).
Broad now has 20 wickets within the collection, greater than anybody on both aspect. His new-ball associate Jimmy Anderson, in contrast, has solely 5 wickets at 74.
When Ben Stokes caught Alex Carey, he grew to become the third Take a look at participant to attain 6,000 runs, take 100 wickets and maintain 100 catches, after West Indies’ Garry Sobers and South Africa’s Jacques Kallis.
Steve Smith’s 71 constructed on his excellent document at The Oval, the place eight Take a look at innings – together with two towards India in June – have introduced him 617 runs at 88.