Kevin Pietersen cycles around Lord's at a practice session.
England and Australia head to Lord's for the second Test after a humdinger of an opener at Trent Bridge. Australia trail by a match but considering how close they came to victory in Nottingham, another cracking contest seems to be in the offing. Lord's anyway has a long history of needle Ashes encounters and memorable plays. Here's a look at the venue's Ashes stats.
Tests: 34 (England lead 14-6 with 14 draws - including the Centenary Test.)
The first Ashes Test: 21-23 July 1884 which England won by an innings and five runs.
Highest Ashes total: 729-6 declared by Australia in 1930.
Lowest Ashes total: 53 by England in 1888, with the legendary WG Grace the only Englishman to reach double figures in either innings.
Highest individual Ashes score: 254 by Don Bradman in 1930.
Most Ashes runs: 551 in eight innings by Don Bradman. The tally includes the 254 in his first visit and the 89 in his final innings at Lord's in 1948.
Best Ashes bowling: 8/38 by Glenn McGrath on his Lord's debut in 1997, as England were shot out for 77 in a drawn match.
Most Ashes wickets: 26 by Glenn McGrath in three Tests in 1997, 2001 and 2005.