The partnership between South Africa Test skipper Graeme Smith and ODI counterpart AB de Villiers lasted for an entire match day, all told, and comprised the vast bulk of the 517 the Proteas scored in Dubai.
Usman Khawaja is the latest person to go in at first drop, but he made just 25 runs in Manchester and 21 at Chester-le-Street, so the battle for a Punter replacement continues, with an eye to the return leg of the Ashes in November.
Monty Panesar and Ian Bell are top of the pops in Manchester, while James Anderson could improve on his homeground numbers.
Who? Indeed. Here's a handy collection of statistics and trivia for you in the wake of his first day on the job, in case you know little to nothing about The Baggy Green's newest Mitchell Starc look-alike.
Chris Rogers is the newest name to be drafted into the Australian side, and while he's not an entirely unfamiliar face, he's not exactly a household name yet. Here are some pertinent numbers for the dedicated fan to memorise.
how is everyone doing ? Wow so who would have predicted that result, a 141 run win. Not me that's for sure , I honestly didn't think South Arfica had much of a chance in the limited overs games. So that...Have Your Say