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
Tom Harrison warns ‘we’re not out of the woods yet’ as ECB reports £16.1m losses
Prior to the onset of the global health crisis the ECB had expected the past year to be characterised by rising revenues.
ECB reports £16.1m loss with cash reserves down to £2.2m due to impact of Covid
Cricket as a whole in England and Wales has accrued revenue losses of more than £100m.
MCC stresses requirement for law change to permit use of bamboo cricket bats
A Cambridge University study suggested a prototype bamboo bat was stronger, more sustainable and cheaper to produce than the willow blade.
Tymal Mills says initiatives are more important to cricket than taking a knee
The Sussex left-arm paceman feels inclusive schemes will prove more significant than gestures in broadening cricket’s appeal in years to come.
Ashley Giles will not allow England commitments to play second fiddle to IPL
Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Jos Buttler could find themselves involved in a calendar clash.
Ashley Giles hints at possible new faces for England in New Zealand series
Giles suggested players who recently returned from the postponed Indian Premier League into quarantine may be eased back into action gently.
Craig Overton and Lyndon James star in big wins for Somerset and Nottinghamshire
The paceman picked up five second innings wickets to set up victory.
Gloucestershire escape the bad weather as David Payne rolls over Middlesex
The seamer claimed six for 56 and 10 wickets in the match as the visitors secured a comfortable win.
On this day in 2004: Muttiah Muralitharan beats Shane Warne to Test record
Muralitharan surpassed Courtney Walsh’s mark of 519 Test wickets.
Craig Overton displays all-round talents to put Somerset on top
James Bracey also excelled as Gloucestershire pushed for victory over Middlesex.