Ashes 2019: England, Australia and Lord's in numbers

We take a look at the Opta numbers ahead of the second Ashes Test between England and Australia at Lord's, which begins on Wednesday.

Steve Smith of Australia celebrates a century   -  Getty Images

 

It was advantage Australia in the Ashes opener at Edgbaston earlier this month. Steve Smith was in inspired form with knocks of 144 and 142 as England was beaten by a humbling 251 runs despite a good start.

Joe Root's men will be determined to bounce back and that opportunity will arrive this week as the second Test begins. 

We bring you the key numbers ahead of the Lord's Test which starts on Wednesday.

14 - It is 14 years since England last lost the opener in an Ashes series and went on to claim the urn.

7 - Australia is now unbeaten in its previous seven Tests against England, winning six of those matches.

4 - Both these sides have strong recent records at Lord's. England has won four of its past five Tests, while Australia has lost just two of its most recent 21 Ashes encounter at the ground.

 

2 - England has lost consecutive home Ashes Tests, although Australia last won three on the bounce away from home in 2001.

2008 - The last time England lost consecutive home Tests at all came in a pair of matches against South Africa in 2008.

8 - Test debutant Jofra Archer has not played first-class cricket since last September, but his only previous first-class appearance at Lord's saw him take 8-103.

 

76 - Smith is a man in form and has now scored at least 76 runs in his past six Test innings against England.

139 - Smith's nine Ashes knocks since the start of the 2017-18 series have seen him average an incredible 139.

9.8 - Chris Woakes has the third-best rate of any seamer at a single venue in Test cricket, with 24 wickets at an average of 9.8 at Lord's.