Prolific Warner joins elite 6000 club

Centurion Warner

129 Innings taken by David Warner to reach 6000 Test runs - the joint-fourth fastest Australian batsman to achieve this feat. Don Bradman (68), Ricky Ponting (125), Mathew Hayden (126) and Greg Chappell (129) are the others on the list. Warner also scored his 21st century in Tests, 15 of which have come at home. Warner now has consecutive centuries at the MCG, having scored just one fifty from nine innings from 2011 to 2015.

2 Instances this year of Warner centuries contributing more than 75% of the team's total runs to that point. Warner started off 2017 with a century before lunch against Pakistan at Sydney, and has finished the year with another century against England. Since 2001, his centuries feature twice in the top five of highest percentages of a team's total.

England bowlers strike back

415 Balls taken by Stuart Broad to add to his wicket tally, after picking up Mitchell Starc in the first innings of the Adelaide Test. Broad was wicketless in the second innings at Adelaide and for the entire third Test at Perth. He finally dismissed Usman Khawaja for 17.

100 Ashes wickets for James Anderson. He becomes the 37th bowler to take hundred or more wickets against a single opposition. Anderson is also the eighth cricketer and fifth pacer from England to achieve this in Ashes Tests. Ian Botham leads the pack for England with 128 wickets from 32 Ashes Tests while Shane Warne is the highest for Australia with 195 wickets from 36 matches.

43 Runs from 26 overs in the second session of the Test. Australia lost David Warner and Cameron Bancroft in this session. Australia managed only four boundaries and faced 134 dots in this period. It was a stark contrast to the first session, in which Australia scored 102 runs, and 13 boundaries, without losing a wicket.

39 Runs from 221 balls faced on a good length for Australia from the England pace bowlers. Australia also lost all the three wickets to the good-length deliveries and struggled to score from them. In the first session, Australia scored 73 runs from 79 balls that were not in the good length. However, post lunch with the older ball, even those runs dried up, as Australia managed only 75 from 157 balls from deliveries that were not in the good-length area. Warner, who had scored 59 from 46 non-good-length deliveries before lunch, managed only 17 from 34 such balls after the break.

Smith's hunting ground

624 Balls since Steven Smith has been dismissed at the MCG. Smith now has scored 434 runs without being dismissed. By the close of play he averaged 140.60 with three centuries and two fifties from nine innings at this venue.