Another week of cricket and another absolute load of numbers. But which are the best numbers, the ones that really stand out? Here are they.
18 – Innings taken for Marnus Labuschagne to reach 1000 Test runs. Sir Donald Bradman (13), Neil Harvey (14) and Sid Barnes (17) are the only men to get there quicker for the Aussies.
3 in 3 at 3 – Marnus also became only the third Australian Test number three to score three successive hundreds. That ghastly show-off Bradman one of the other two, obviously, along with Charles Macartney.
0 – Test runs scored this week by Stuart Broad
26.5 – Steve Smith’s Test batting average across his last four innings
2 – Number of wicketkeepers in England’s Test squad for South Africa. Also: number of fast bowlers broken in first two days of day-night Perth Test.
5717 – Days between Test wickets at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. Shaheen Afridi’s dismissal of Dimuth Karunaratne was the first at the venue since long-forgotten India all-rounder Sachin Tendulkar had Danish Kaneria caught by Sourav Ganguly all the way back in 2004.
100 – Degree, in percentage terms, to which the United Kingdom has shat the bed and set it on fire.
190.62 – Virat Kohli’s strike-rate in the three-match T20 series against West Indies
183.00 – Virat Kohli’s average in the three-match T20 series against West Indies
404 – Sixes hit in international cricket by Rohit Sharma, the third man to go past 400 behind a fairly predictable top two – Chris Gayle (534) and Shahid Afridi (476).
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Anderson admitted he struggled to find his groove as he laboured for match figures of one for 97 in last week’s victory over Pakistan.
The 38-year-old feels he is being written off ‘after one bad game’.
Somerset wrapped up victory in just two days.
He is preparing to travel to New Zealand.
Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler shared an important sixth-wicket partnership that set up a three-wicket victory at Old Trafford.
Butter’s 75 on day four helped England to victory over Pakistan in the first Test.
The wicketkeeper struggled behind the stumps but made 75 in a match-winning partnership with Chris Woakes.