All out for 67! Ashes records tumble in England collapse
Hosts dismissed for their lowest Ashes score in 71 years, as well as their worst total against Australia at Headingley in over a century
Sam Ferris at Headingley, Leeds
24 August 2019, 12:02 AM AEST
England have been sensationally bowled out for 67 inside 28 overs on day two of the third Ashes Test at Headingley.
Joe Root's side crumbled against the awesome Australian pace attack, led by Josh Hazlewood, who claimed 5-30.
Here are the facts and figures Australian fans will enjoy. England supporters, look away now.
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71 – The numbers of years since England were bowled out for fewer than 67 in an Ashes Test. On that occasion in 1948 at The Oval (a match better known as Sir Donald Bradman's final Test) England were rolled at by the 'Invincibles' with Ray Lindwall taking 6-20.
87 – The previous lowest Ashes score at Leeds before today. Albert 'Tibby' Cotter (5-38) and Charlie Macartney (4-27) claimed all nine available wickets, with Gilbert Jessop absent injured.
4 – This is England's fourth lowest team total on home soil. Their 52 in 1948 is the lowest, followed by the 53 and 62 they recorded in the same Test against Australia at Lord's in 1888.
4 – Also the number of catches held by David Warner, the equal most by a non-wicketkeeper in Ashes history. Eleven other players have taken four catches in an Ashes innings without the gloves, the last before Warner being Steve Smith in 2017 at the Gabba. The overall Test record, jointly held by Smith and 10 other men, is five.
3 – The number of times England have been bowled out for fewer than 90 in 2019. Root's side were bowled out for 77 against West Indies in Bridgetown in January and 85 against Ireland at Lord's in July before today's capitulation. It had never happened more than once in a year before this one.
167 – The number of deliveries England faced in the first innings in Leeds, the second fewest in an innings in England behind the 142 against Ireland last month.
6 – The number of times Josh Hazlewood has dismissed Root in Tests, the most by any bowler. Seven bowlers have done it five times.
12 – Joe Denly's score, the highest of the innings. Denly's 12 is lowest highest score by an England batsman in a completed innings, beating the previous mark of 15 between Jessop and Willie Quaife in Sydney in 1902.
179 – The lowest score in Test history to yield a 100-plus run first-innings lead. The previous best was in 1981 when Australia made 180 before bowling Pakistan out for 62 in Perth. Dennis Lillee claimed 5-18 in nine overs.
18 – The number of years it's been since England conceded 100 or more runs and won an Ashes Test. Intriguingly, that was at Headingley, in the 2001 series. England were behind by 138 on first innings with the match heading to a draw before a brave declaration from Australia captain Adam Gilchrist saw the hosts chase down 315 with six wickets in hand. Mark Butcher made 173 and Gilchrist was dropped … as captain, with Steve Waugh returning for the final Test at The Oval.
17 - The number of years since Australia bowled a team out for fewer than 67. Australia demolished Pakistan for 59 and then 53 in the same Test in punishing Sharjah heat, with Shane Warne taking match figures of 8-24.
2019 Qantas Ashes Tour of England
Australia squad: Tim Paine (c), Cameron Bancroft, Pat Cummins, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner.
England squad: Joe Root (c), Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes (vc), Chris Woakes.
First Test: Australia beat England by 251 runs at Edgbaston
Second Test: Match drawn at Lord's
Third Test: August 22-26, Headingley
Tour match: Australians v Derbyshire, August 29-31
Fourth Test: September 4-8, Old Trafford
Fifth Test: September 12-16, The Oval