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
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.
England’s historic chase of 378 against India is eighth-highest of all-time
West Indies hold the Test record with 418 against Australia in 2003.
England complete record chase of 378 to beat India and level series
England completed a staggering seven-wicket success as Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow saw them comfortably over the line.
Ben Stokes’ England revelling in thrill of the chase
The Test team completed the largest fourth-innings run chase in their history against India.
Allegations of racist abuse among the crowd at Edgbaston being investigated
The Bharat Army has claimed “many” of its members were targeted.
Edgbaston officials to investigate allegations of racist abuse among crowd
The claims were highlighted by former cricketer Azeem Rafiq.
Alex Lees: England have ultimate belief they can complete chase against India
India set the winning line at 378, higher than any England side has ever managed, but the hosts need just 119 more with seven wickets in hand.