That’s Numberwang! Morgan, USA, Agar, Jamieson
Numbers, numbers, numbers. All, or at least very definitely some, of the numbers.
35 – USA’s total in the Tri-Nation Series ODI against Nepal, the joint lowest men’s ODI total ever alongside Zimbabwe’s 2004 effort against Sri Lanka
32 – Balls taken by Nepal to chase down their target, although they did carelessly lose two wickets along the way
17 – Balls taken by Quinton de Kock to reach 50 in the Durban T20I against England, a South Africa record and joint sixth fastest overall
21 – Balls taken by Eoin Morgan to reach 50 in this week’s Centurion T20I against South Africa, equalling his own England record and one ball faster than Jos Buttler’s best effort
21 – Balls taken by Eoin Morgan to reach 50 in the 2018 Trent Bridge ODI, an England record and one ball faster than Jos Buttler’s best effort
25 – South Africa’s win-rate percentage in T20Is against England when the Proteas score 200 or more
62 – South Africa’s win-rate percentage in T20Is against England when the Proteas score 199 or fewer
5/4 – Khizar Hayat’s figures on T20I debut for Malaysia against Hong Kong, the best ever debut figures in men’s T20Is and seventh best overall
2 – Australian men to take a T20I hat-trick, Ashton Agar joining Brett Lee on that list with three in three against South Africa at the Wanderers. Also: Australian men to take a T20I five-fer, Ashton Agar joining James Faulkner on that list with 5/24 against South Africa at the Wanderers
107 – Margin of victory in runs for Australia in the first T20I against South Africa. It is Australia’s second biggest win by runs, and South Africa’s largest defeat
89 – South Africa’s total in that game is their lowest completed innings in T20Is.
104.45 – Combined pre-match batting average of the two batsmen Kyle Jamieson dismissed in his first 23 balls of Test cricket
0 – Test runs scored by Stuart Broad this week
- Denly, Bavuma, De Kock, Days, Knights
- Broad, Sixes, Kohli, Super Overs
- 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
Sam Curran stars as England get creative in internal T20 practice match in Paarl
Jos Buttler’s XI coasted to victory over Eoin Morgan’s team, with a second target then hastily set to gain more practice time.
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.