The lords of Lord's

A look at the iconic venue in numbers.

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.