• - India won the toss and invited New Zealand to bat first providing the 26th occasion of India inserting the opposition in India-New Zealand one day series.

     

    - RS Mahanama was officiating his 150th match as as one day referee in this match. He became the first referee in the history of one day games to officiate 150 matches.

     

    - Yuvraj Singh pouched his 75th catch playing for India when he caught MJ Guptill of A Nehra for 30. Other Indian fielders to pouch 75 plus catches are - MA Azharuddin {156} : SR Tendulkar {134} : R Dravid {125} : SC Ganguly (99} : A Kumble {85} and V Sehwag {81}.

     

    - SB Styris was playing his 150th one day innings. He became the ninth New Zealand batsman to play 150 plus innings. Others are - SP Fleming {268}: NJ Astle {217}: CZ Harris {213}: CL Cairns {192}: CD McMillan {183}: DL Vettori {162}: AC Parore {161} and BB McCullum {151}.

     

    - JEC Franklyn scored 98 not out in this game providing the 78th occasion of a New Zealand bowler scoring a half century and

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  • Looking back at my daily reports over this series I am ashamed at my lack of faith.

     

    As I try desperately to bring myself back down to earth in the wake of England's most punishing drubbing of an Aussie side since 1985, and actually, in the sheer style and relentless dominance of it over the full five days, since The Oval in 1938, I wonder how I could ever have doubted the inevitable victory.

     

    All the talk in the morning was of impending rain and whether or not to take the new ball. Hussey, North and Haddin realistically stood between England and the finishing line.

     

    As usual there was tension. First North was agonizingly close to being given out on referral, and later that over Prior dropped a pretty good chance off Hussey.

     

    You don't want to be dropping Hussey in this series, and with rain now promised for an hour after lunch, the very real prospect of Australia escaping with the most undeserved draw since England at Cardiff homed into view.

     

    But we'd all reckoned without the

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  • - Australia won the toss and elected to bat first providing the 131st occasion of Australia doing so against England. It also provides the 74th occasion of Australia doing so on home soil.

     

    - SM Katich was run out for zero in the first innings of this test providing the 195th occasion of an Australian batsman run out against England. It also provides the 27th occasion of an Australian batsman run out without scoring against England.

     

    - SM Katich was run out for zero in the first innings of this test providing the 45th occasion of an Australian opening batsman run out against England. SM Katich became the first Australian opening batsman run out without scoring against England.

     

    - SM Katich became the second Australian batsman to be run out for zero without facing a ball against England. RM Hogg is the other batsman dismissed in such a manner at Birmingham in Jul 1981.

     

    - SM Katich became the first Australian opening batsman run out for a duck without facing ball against England.

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