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
Danny Briggs stars as Warwickshire take edge in title push against Somerset
Ex-Hampshire ace Danny Briggs could have helped take the title away from his old club.
England will carefully manage ‘warrior’ Katherine Brunt, Heather Knight assures
Brunt, 36, almost single-handedly made a game of the third ODI against New Zealand on Tuesday.
The MCC replaces the word ‘batsman’ with ‘batter’ in the laws of cricket
2017 Wotld Cup winner Alex Hartley has suggested ‘nightwatcher’ should replace ‘nightwatchman’ and ‘third’ should be used instead of ‘third man’.
Heather Knight accepts and understands Pakistan tour decision
The England Women captain says the decision was taken out of the team’s hands.
New Zealand keep series alive with three-wicket victory at Leicester
Katherine Brunt impressed for England but the hosts were beaten.
Bowlers shine as Lancashire bid to land Championship title
Hampshire were dismissed for 143 at Aigburth.
ECB acted alone in cancelling tour, says Britain’s high commissioner to Pakistan
Christian Turner appeared to distance the political establishment from the decision and insisting he supported the trip.
Ramiz Raja fears ‘West versus rest’ split in international cricket
The Pakistan Cricket Board chairman was responding to the cancellation of England’s tour next month.
Security around England Women v NZ third ODI raised after ‘threatening email’
The game, at Leicestershire’s Uptonsteel County Ground, is due to go ahead as planned with a 1pm start.
What was the safety issue and how has England’s decision gone down in Pakistan?
The ECB has pulled its men’s and women’s teams out of next month’s planned white-ball tour of Pakistan.