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Brotherly hundreds, and Crane's record

Shaun Marsh embraces his brother on reaching three figures Getty Images

Shaun and Mitchell Marsh joined the illustrious pair of the Chappell and Waugh brothers in becoming only the third Australian brothers to scored hundreds in the same Test innings, piling on England's agony in the field on the fourth day in Sydney. The Chappell brothers achieved this feat three times - twice, incredibly, in the same Test in Wellington in 1974 - while the Waugh brothers achieved it twice. Two of those previous five instances were against England - by the Waughs in 2001, and the Chappells in 1972 - and Australia won both those Tests.

England's hard yards

Australia's total of 7 for 649 declared is the seventh-highest total conceded by England in away Tests. Four of the top ten such totals have come in their last seven overseas Tests. During this period, they have conceded 759 against India in Chennai, 662 in Perth, and 631 in Mumbai.


Australia's run-fest

For only the third time in their Test history, Australia's Nos. 3-6 all scored more than 75. All three such instances have been against England, but the last one was way back in 1946. In fact, both such previous instances happened when Don Bradman was captain, in 1946 and in 1937. Australia's total was their ninth best against England.

Crane's debut record

Mason Crane, meanwhile, went for 193 runs in the Australian innings, the most conceded by an England bowler on debut. The previous highest was 166, by Devon Malcolm, also against Australia in 1989. Crane is in the all-time top five in this list, though the highest remains Suraj Randiv's 222 conceded against India in 2010.


With Moeen Ali conceding 170 as well, this is only the second instance of two England bowlers conceding 170 or more in a Test innings; the previous instance was in Mumbai in December 2016, when both Adil Rashid and Moeen went over 170.

Spin woes

England's spinners have collectively taken eight wickets for 900 runs in this series, in the 266.5 overs they have bowled. The average of 112.5 is their worst in the 132 series in which they have bowled at least 200 overs, and also the first time in these series that their average has exceeded 100. The previous worst for them was the 1999-2000 series in South Africa, when they averaged 82.85.