Yesterday was the last day of the first ashes test. Australia won the first ashes test conveniently. However, during the England batting, Ben stokes was on the crease then Australian wicket-keeper batsman Tim Paine came up with unique comments and reminded Ben Stokes of his Kiwi heritage with Richard Hadlee.
During the Boxing Day test between India versus Australia, Tim Paine and Rishabh Pant also added some fun during the match. During the Boxing Day Test, he checked to see if Rishabh Pant would be free to babysit once MS Dhoni joined the squad for the one-dayers.
“Tell you what, big MS (Dhoni) is back in the one-day squad too, we might get him down to the (Hobart) Hurricanes this bloke, we need a batter,” Paine said while Pant was at the crease.
“Fancy that Pant, extend your little Aussie holiday. Beautiful town Hobart too. Get you a nice apartment on the waterfront.
“Have him over for dinner. Can you babysit? (Can I) take the wife to the movies one night; you can look after the kids?”
Stats Maina (Credit – Deepu Narayanan )
Biggest wins after conceding a 1st innings lead of 90+
251 – Australia versus England, Edgbaston 2019 (Lead: 90) *
233 – South Africa versus Australia, Jo’burg 1966/67 (126)
197 – Australia versus Sri Lanka Galle, 2003/04 (161)
193 – New Zealand versus Sri Lanka Wellington, 2014/15 (135)
Australia winning in England after conceding a 1st innings lead
The Oval, 1882 (Lead 38)
Leeds, 1948 (38)
Manchester, 1961 (177)
Trent Bridge, 1981 (6)
Edgbaston, 2019 (90) *
– This is the first instance of a visiting side winning a Test in Edgbaston after conceding a first-innings lead.
England losing a home Test after a 1st innings lead of 90 or more:
177 versus Australia, Manchester 1961
90 versus Windies, Trent Bridge 1966
108 versus Sri Lanka, Leeds 2014
90 versus Australia, Edgbaston 2019
There have been just three instances in Ashes Tests in the last 100 years of a side being eight down for 122 or fewer in the 1st innings and still ending up winning the Test
99/8 – England versus Australia, SCG, 1954/55
98/8 – England versus Australia, SCG, 1978/79
122/8 – Australia versus England, Edgbaston, 2019
Biggest wins by runs in Edgbaston:
256 – England versus Windies, 2004
251 – Australia versus England, 2019 *
217 – England versus Windies, 1963
205 – England versus New Zealand, 1958
141 – England versus Pakistan, 2016