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
Jos Buttler plans to be his own man as England white-ball captain
Eoin Morgan’s successor is ready to lead the limited-overs team into a new era.
Jos Buttler challenges England to take their white-ball game to new levels
The new limited-overs captain is ready for his first assignment.
Australia’s Steve Smith says England’s ‘Bazball’ is ‘good fun to joke about’
Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes have inspired a positive approach in recent Tests.
Ben Stokes reveals ‘the nighthawk’s’ role in England’s bold new approach
The Test captain is determined to create a legacy in cricket.
England duo Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root add further statistical accomplishments
The Yorkshire pair put on an unbroken 269 in an England-record run chase of 378 for three.
I have unfinished business – Moeen Ali to rejoin Warwickshire after Pears exit
The 35-year-old came through the Bears ranks and made his first-class debut there in 2005 before joining Worcestershire the following year.
On this day in 2017 – Joe Root makes 184no in first innings as England captain
Root impressed in the first Test against South Africa.
A golden summer for England’s Yorkshire run machines
Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow have been responsible for seven centuries between them.
Joe Root relishing being a ‘rock star’ after England’s historic win over India
New Test captain Ben Stokes wants team to be entertainers.
Fans found guilty of racist abuse at Edgbaston face bans from cricket grounds
Investigations have been launched into allegations of abuse during the fifth Test between England and India.