That’s Numberwang! Broad, Sixes, Kohli, Super Overs
As the old saying goes, a week is a long time in cricket. And an even longer time in That’s Numberwang. Here are all the best numbers from the last “week”.
11 – Days in the last week, according to That’s Numberwang
12 – Catches taken by Ben Stokes in the Test series against South Africa, the joint-most ever by an England outfielder away from home
3 – Test innings of 400+ not to include an individual score of 70. England’s first innings in the final Test the latest.
4 – England players to hit more career Test sixes than Stuart Broad: Kevin Pietersen, Andrew Flintoff, Ben Stokes, Ian Botham
10 – Test match sixes hit by those great England batsmen David Gower, Alec Stewart, Andrew Strauss and Mark Wood.
50 – Percentage of Mark Wood’s career first-class sixes he has hit in his last two Tests
4 – Super Over defeats for New Zealand in the space of 13 white-ball games
1.01, 1.01, 1.04 – Shortest prices on Betfair at which New Zealand were backed in the third, fourth and fifth games of the T20 series against India. New Zealand lost all three.
44 – Runs scored in Test cricket by Stuart Broad this week (see above for official length of week)
43 – Runs scored in England’s first innings at Johannesburg by Stuart Broad
41 – Runs scored in his previous 17 overseas Test innings by Stuart Broad
3 – Series of 3+ Tests England have lost at home since 2001 – two of them against South Africa
7 – Series of 3+ Tests England have won overseas since 2001 – three of them against South Africa
82 – Tests in which England had batted twice before the Wanderers since they last had 50+ partnerships for the first wicket in both innings
2 – Times Tim Southee has failed to defend a total of 17 in a T20I Super Over
1137 – T20I runs as captain for Virat Kohli, going past MS Dhoni’s previous India record of 1112. Only Faf du Plessis (1273) and Kane Williamson (1148) are ahead of Kohli. Eoin Morgan (1013) and William Porterfield (1002) are the only other 1000-run captains in men’s T20Is
- A cool half-mill, 70-innings waits, Kohli
- Pope, Warner, Finch, Wood, Tossing
- Cape Town, F***ing knobheads, Stokes and, yet again, Marnus
- Oh Jimmy, Jimmy, plus Williamson and WTC formalities
- The Mainly Rohit Sharma Edition, featuring Abid Ali and Marnus
- The stats round-up featuring Marnus, Kohli and some fella called Sachin
- Latham, Root Maths, Burns, and Warner’s disrespect
Chris Silverwood hopes England batsmen can learn from quickfire third-Test loss
Silverwood would not be drawn into criticising the pitch.
England players clash online over Alex Hartley’s social media comments
Hartley advertised England Women’s one-day international with New Zealand by referencing the men’s third Test defeat inside two days to India.
Nat Sciver excels as England wrap up series win in New Zealand
Sciver claimed three for 26 and hit 63.
Joe Root invites ICC to make own judgement on Ahmedabad pitch
England were beaten by 10 wickets to go 2-1 down in the series.
It was nice to bat on – Rohit Sharma defends pitch after India seal two-day win
The hosts thrashed England by 10 wickets in Ahmedabad.
Charlotte Edwards elected as first female president of the PCA
The former England captain takes over from Graham Gooch at the Professional Cricketers’ Association.
Joe Root refuses to blame pitch for England’s quickfire defeat in Ahmedabad
It was the shortest match since 1935 in terms of balls bowled.
7 Tests with the most premature endings since 2000
A turning wicket caused chaos for batsmen on both sides as England’s first-innings collapse for 112 set the tone.
Pundits criticise pitch and England selection policy after heavy defeat to India
There were 17 wickets inside two sessions on the second day of the Test as Joe Root’s side suffered defeat.
India v England, Day 2: The hosts put Joe Root’s side in a spin
England slipped 2-1 down in the series.