Stats reveal Cummins is the best 2nd innings bowler in Tests
Pat Cummins was the ultimate star performer for Australia again on Sunday as the pacer had finished with match figures of 7-103 as they clinched a 185-run victory and also retained the Ashes urn with one match to spare.
The pacer also looked pretty good in the first innings and in the second innings, as he was the best Aussie bowler with 4-43 off 24 overs.
Cummins has impressive figures to his bowling. He has now taken 56 wickets in the 2nd innings of Test matches, in 21 innings, averaging 15.3, which means this is currently the best 2nd innings average out of 305 bowlers who’ve bowled in 20+ 2nd innings. The second spot belongs to England’s Johnny Briggs with 15.35.
Cummins is comfortably sitting at the top of the Test bowlers’ rankings with 118 wickets from just 24 matches. Previously this year, he became the first bowler from his country since Glenn McGrath in February 2006 to top the Test bowlers’ list.
Cummins has time and again proved that he is a top-quality pacer by taking seven wickets in this Test. He is adding a good dimension to team’s bowling attack, Even former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting was pretty much impressed with Cummins’ bowling as he heaped praise on the pacer.
Australia successfully retained the Ashes urn after outsmarting England by 185 runs at Old Trafford on Sunday to take an unassailable 2-1 lead in the series with just lone Test remaining. England, who resumed the day on 18 for the loss of 2 wickets, were bowled out for 197.
The visitors are already on too as they lead 2-1 going into next week’s last test at The Oval where they hope to become the first Australian team to clinch an Ashes series in England since 2001.
(With agency inputs)