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
England players clash online over Alex Hartley’s social media comments
Hartley advertised England Women’s one-day international with New Zealand by referencing the men’s third Test defeat inside two days to India.
Nat Sciver excels as England wrap up series win in New Zealand
Sciver claimed three for 26 and hit 63.
Joe Root invites ICC to make own judgement on Ahmedabad pitch
England were beaten by 10 wickets to go 2-1 down in the series.
It was nice to bat on – Rohit Sharma defends pitch after India seal two-day win
The hosts thrashed England by 10 wickets in Ahmedabad.
Charlotte Edwards elected as first female president of the PCA
The former England captain takes over from Graham Gooch at the Professional Cricketers’ Association.
Joe Root refuses to blame pitch for England’s quickfire defeat in Ahmedabad
It was the shortest match since 1935 in terms of balls bowled.
7 Tests with the most premature endings since 2000
A turning wicket caused chaos for batsmen on both sides as England’s first-innings collapse for 112 set the tone.
Pundits criticise pitch and England selection policy after heavy defeat to India
There were 17 wickets inside two sessions on the second day of the Test as Joe Root’s side suffered defeat.
India v England, Day 2: The hosts put Joe Root’s side in a spin
England slipped 2-1 down in the series.
England slump to two-day Test defeat against India in Ahmedabad
Spinner Axar Patel took five for 32 to finish with a match haul of 11 wickets.