Pitch Report: 2019 Ashes series – Edgbaston, Birmingham

Pitch Report
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Edgbaston: Overview

Established: 1882
First Test: 1902
Capacity: 24,803
Floodlights: Yes
Ends: Pavilion End, Birmingham End
Home Teams: Warwickshire, England

Edgbaston: Test statistics

Tests: 51
Won batting first: 17 (33%)
Won batting second: 19 (37%)
Drawn: 15 (30%)

Home wins: 28
Away wins: 8

Won toss: W18 L18 D15
Won toss, batted: W12 L13 D11
Won toss, fielded: W6 L5 D4

Highest totals:
710/7d (188.1 overs), England v India, August 10 2011
633/5d (165/2 overs), England v India, July 12 1979
608/7d (195.0 overs), Pakistan v England, June 3 1971
606 (143.0 overs), West Indies v England, June 14 1984
595/5d (134.0 overs), England v Australia, August 15 1985

Lowest totals:
30 (12.3 overs), South Africa v England, June 14 1924
36 (23.0 overs), Australia v England, May 29 1902
72 (39.3 overs), Pakistan v England, August 6 2010
74 (46.0 overs), Australia v England, May 27 1909
89 (30.0 overs), ENgland v West Indies, July 6 1995

Runs per over: 2.97
Runs per wicket: 31.50

Edgbaston: Key points

  • England have won their last four Edgbaston Tests and nine of the last 12
  • England and Australia have already met here this year – a thumping win for England in the Cricket World Cup semi-final
  • James Anderson is the most successful bowler in Edgbaston Tests. He took 6/47 on Australia’s last Test here four years ago and needs six more wickets to be the first bowler to reach 50 on this ground
  • Australia have not won at Edgbaston in any format since an innings win in the 2001 Ashes Test. In 15 attempts since, their best results are a drawn Ashes Test in 2009 and some ODI no-results
  • England’s famous two-run in the 2005 Test here is the closest winning result in Ashes history

Edgbaston: Last 10 Tests

August 1-4 2018: England (287 & 180) beat India (274 & 162) by 31 runs
August 17-19 2017: England (514/8d) beat West Indies (168 & 137) by an innings and 209 runs
August 3-7 2016: England (297 & 445/6d) beat Pakistan (400 & 201) by 141 runs
July 29-31 2015: England (281 & 124/2) beat Australia (136 & 265) by eight wickets
June 7-11 2012: England (221/5) drew with West Indies (426)
August 10-13 2011: England (710/7d) beat India (224 & 244) by an innings and 242 runs
August 6-9 2010: England (251 & 118/1) beat Pakistan (72 & 296) by nine wickets
July 30-August 3 2009: England (376) drew with Australia (263 & 375/5)
July 30-August 2 2008: South Africa (314 & 283/5) beat England (231 & 363) by five wickets
May 25-28 2006: England (295 & 81/4) beat Sri Lanka (141 & 231) by six wickets

Edgbaston: Ashes statistics

Tests: 14
England wins: 6 (1909, 1981, 1985, 1997, 2005, 2015)
Australia wins: 3 (1975, 1993, 2001)
Draws: 5 (1902, 1961, 1968, 1989, 2009)

Edgbaston: Individual stats

Highest runscorers
869 @ 57.93, Alastair Cook (England), 2006-2018
767 @ 59.00, David Gower (England), 1978-1989
737 @ 56.69, Colin Cowdrey (England), 1957-1971
670 @ 67.00, Marcus Trescothick (England), 2001-2006
664 @ 41.50, Michael Atherton (England), 1990-2001

Highest England runscorers v Australia
246 @ 61.50, David Gower, 1981-1989
235 @ 78.33, Graham Thorpe, 1993-1997
232 @ 58.00, Nasser Hussain, 1993-2001

Highest Australian runscorers v England
254 @ 63.50, Mark Waugh, 1993-2001
253 @ 42.16, Mark Taylor, 1989-1997
252 @ 50.50, Steve Waugh, 1989-2001

Highest scores
294, Alastair Cook (England) v India, August 10 2011
285*, Peter May (England) v West Indies, May 30 1957
277, Graeme Smith (South Africa) v England, July 24 2003
274, Zaheer Abbas (Pakistan) v England, June 3 1971
243, Alastair Cook (England) v West Indies, August 17 2017

Highest England scores v Australia
215, David Gower, August 15 1985
207, Nasser Hussain, June 5 1997
180, Ted Dexter, June 8 1961

Highest Australia scores v England
157, Dean Jones, July 6 1989
152, Adam Gilchrist, July 5 2001
137, Mark Waugh, August 5 1993

Most wickets
44 @ 22.00, James Anderson (England), 2003-2018
39 @ 20.46, Fred Trueman (England), 1957-1965
29 @ 22.41, Stuart Broad (England), 2009-2018
29 @ 37.48, Ian Botham (England), 1978-1992
25 @ 21.76, Shane Warne (Australia), 1993-2005

Most England wickets v Australia
13 @14.53, James Anderson, 2009-2015
12 @ 30.91, John Emburey, 1981-1993
12 @ 9.25, George Hirst, 1902-1909

Most Australia wickets v England
25 @ 21.76, Shane Warne, 1993-2005
11 @ 15.27, Terry Alderman, 1981-1989
11 @ 15.63, Dennis Lillee, 1975-1981

Best bowling figures
11-3-17-7, Wilfred Rhodes (England) v Australia, May 29 1902
14.3-2-44-7, Fred Trueman (England) v West Indies, July 4 1963
31-16-49-7, Sonny Ramadhin (West Indies) v England, May 30 1957
22.4-6-50-7, Chris Old (England), v Pakistan, June 1 1978
25.3-11-52-7, Imran Khan (Pakistan) v England, July 29 1982

Best England bowling figures v Australia
11-3-17-7, Wilfred Rhodes, May 29 1902
23-6-44-6, Colin Blythe, May 27 1909
14.4-2-47-6, James Anderson, July 29 2015

Best Australia bowling figures v England
23.1-7-46-6, Shane Warne, August 4 2005
22.5-3-71-6, Paul Reiffel, August 5 1993
15-8-15-5, Dennis Lillee, July 10 1975

Edgbaston: Weather forecast

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