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
The world’s a shitshow, so what better way to cheer ourselves up?
The ECB still hoping to get some cricket played somehow.
James Anderson will play forever.
Pads and gloves are awkward and cumbersome. What if we junked them?
English season delayed by at least seven weeks.
Ben Stokes on the mend after injury from when cricket was still a thing.
Several England stars have represented many franchises in the Indian Premier League since the start in 2008.
The Sri Lankan government has decided people arriving from the UK won’t be allowed into the country.