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
Kagiso Rabada reiterates BLM support as South Africa opt against taking knee
The Proteas will not take a knee during the forthcoming series against England.
Olly Stone ready to ‘bash down the door’ after England recall
The Warwickshire paceman was included in the one-day international squad against South Africa and impressed in an intra-squad warm-up game.
Sam Billings striving to make sure he keeps place in ‘phenomenal’ England side
Billings and Joe Root put on 103 for Jos Buttler’s XI in a 40-over intra-squad warm-up victory in Cape Town.
Joe Root hits decisive 77 as Jos Buttler’s team triumph in England warm-up match
The 23-man squad was split in two for the 40-over practice match in Cape Town, with Team Eoin Morgan challenging Team Buttler.
Joe Root hits 77 as England warm-up in Cape Town ahead of South Africa series
England split their squad into two teams for a 40-over practice match.
Warm-up match cancelled after second Proteas player tests positive for COVID-19
There will be no intra-squad warm-up for the Proteas thanks to a COVID-19 outbreak.
Chris Jordan says South Africa should not be ‘judged’ for not taking a knee
Barbados-born Jordan says racial inequality remains a pressing matter among England’s diverse squad.
Lockie Ferguson prepared to wait for his Test break
Injury to Lockie Ferguson allowed Kyle Jamieson to seize his opportunity to impress Black Caps team management before lockdown.
ICC makes alterations to World Test Championship points system
COVID-19 has forced the ICC to amend the points system for the 2019-21 World Test Championship.
World leading Dawid Malan ready to prove himself again in South Africa
Yorkshire batsman has impressed in T20 cricket.