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ICC Champions Trophy 2017

India vs Pakistan FINAL

Sunday 18 June 17 @ The Oval
Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (09:30 GMT)


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The Ashes Records

Highest innings total

Australia : 729-6 dec Lord's, 1930
England : 903-7 dec The Oval, 1938

Highest individual score

Australia : 334 Don Bradman, Headingley, 1930
England : 364 Len Hutton, The Oval, 1938

Best bowling match figures

Australia : 16-137 Bob Massie, Lord's, 1972
England : 19-90 Jim Laker, Old Trafford, 1956

Best innings figures

Australia : 9-121 Arthur Mailey, Melbourne, 1920-21
England : 10-53 Jim Laker, Old Trafford, 1956

Most runs

Australia : 5028 Don Bradman
England : 3636 Jack Hobbs

Most wickets

Australia : 167 Dennis Lillee
England : 148 Ian Botham

Most 100s

Australia : 19 Don Bradman England : 12 Jack Hobbs

Fastest individual hundred (balls faced)

Australia : 88 Ray Lindwall, Melbourne, 1946-47
England : 76 Gilbert Jessop, The Oval, 1902

Most runs in a series

Australia : 974 Don Bradman, 1930
England : 905 Wally Hammond, 1928-29

Most 10-wicket matches

Australia : 4 Frederick Spofforth, Dennis Lillee
England : 4 Tom Richardson

Most 5-wicket innings

Australia : 11 Dennis Lillee, Clarrie Grimmett, Terry Alderman, Charles Turner
England : 12 Sydney Barnes

Most wickets in a series

Australia : 42 Terry Alderman, 1981
England : 46 Jim Laker, 1956

Most dismissals

Australia : 148 Rodney Marsh
England : 105 Alan Knott

Most catches

Australia : 141 Rodney Marsh
England : 97 Alan Knott

Most stumpings

Australia : 31 Bert Oldfield
England : 12 Godfrey Evans

Most appearances

Australia : 47 Allan Border
England : 42 Graham Gooch, David Gower

Highest partnerships : Australia

1st 329 Geoff Marsh and Mark Taylor, Trent Bridge, 1989
2nd 451 Bill Ponsford and Don Bradman, The Oval, 1934
3rd 276 Don Bradman and Lindsay Hassett, Brisbane, 1946-47
4th 388 Bill Ponsford and Don Bradman, Headingley, 1934
5th 405 Don Bradman and Sidney Barnes, Sydney, 1946-47
6th 346 Jack Fingleton and Don Bradman, Melbourne, 1936-37
7th 165 Hugh Trumble and Clem Hill, Melbourne, 1897-98
8th 243 Roger Hartigan and Clem Hill, Adelaide, 1907-08
9th 154 Syd Gregory and Jack Blackham, Sydney, 1894-95
10th 127 Johnny Talor and Arthur Mailey, Sydney, 1924-25

Highest partnerships : England

1st 323 Jack Hobbs and Wilfred Rhodes, Melbourne, 1911-12
2nd 382 Len Hutton and Maurice Leyland, The Oval, 1938
3rd 262 Wally Hammond and Douglas Jardine, Adelaide, 1928-29
4th 288 Nasser Hussain and Graham Thorpe, Edgbaston, 1997
5th 206 Eddie Paynter and Denis Compton, Trent Bridge, 1938
6th 215 Len Hutton and Joe Hardstaff jnr, The Oval, 1938
6th 215 Geoff Boycott and Alan Knott, Trent Bridge, 1977
7th 143 Frank Woolley and Joseph Vine, Sydney, 1911-12
8th 124 Patsy Hendren and Harold Larwood, Brisbane, 1928-29
9th 151 William Scotton and Walter Read, The Oval, 1884
10th 130 RE 'Tip' Foster and Wilfred Rhodes, Sydney, 1903-04

Australian Cricket History

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The Australian cricket team is one of the leading international teams in world cricket. Australia was one of the first two Test nations (with England) and have an outstanding recent Test record and in the one dayers were World Champs in 1987, 1999 and 2003. They are also the leaders in the current ICC Test Nations table. Dates in history of Australian cricket
November, 1868: 1868 Aboriginal cricket tour of England
15 March 1877: Test debut
28 December 1934: Women's Test team debut
5 January 1971: ODI Debut
23 June 1973: Women's ODI team debut
8 November 1987: Won 4th edition of Cricket World Cup by defeating England in the final match at Eden Gardens, Calcutta.
20 June 1999: Steve Waugh lifts the World Cup
23 March 2003: Ricky Ponting lifts the World Cup

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.