Records galore all over the place!
Ben Stokes – fastest 250, number 6, partnerships etc… but to almost lose the match, would have been simply remarkable! The draw means England are now on course to stay 5th – 2 points behind Pakistan
However, the third match the West Indies played in Australia survived long enough to be counted as a match, and although it cut Australia’s points gain to 3.89, the loss did put West Indies into 9th place just 0.23 behind Bangladesh in 8th and it did provide the highest 3-test run rate of 124.08 and compared to the West Indies 25.08 there was a difference of 99 – also a record for 3 test series and coming in at 5th in the all-time list.
- New run rate record? South Africa only 4th? Effect of 1st Test
- South Africa keep tumbling to 5th