That’s Numberwang! The stats round-up featuring Marnus, Kohli and some fella called Sachin

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Marnus Labuschagne 100 Australia New Zealand Perth PA

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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