THE WEEK IN NUMBERS: FAKHAR’S FIRST ODI TON AND NOTTS’ RECORD CHASE
1 :ODI hundreds scored by Fakhar Zaman.
Fakhar’s first four ODIs couldn’t have gone much better. Coming into the side in Pakistan’s second match of the Champions Trophy, the opener registered scores of 31, 50, 57 on route tot he final at The Oval. There he produced a stunning 114 as Pakistan shocked India, and indeed the world, to win the tournament.
The margin of victory in the final was the largest by runs in any ICC ODI tournament, surpassing the 125 runs Australia defeated India by in 2003.
Fakhar celebrates a magnificent maiden ODI ton
The fewest number of wickets to fall in a T20 International in which no overs have been lost. Only four wickets were taken in the first T20 between England and South Africa despite David Willey removing JJ Smuts with the first delivery of the match.
After putting on 429 against Somerset four days earlier, Notts were in the runs again in the One-Day Cup semi-final against Essex. Centuries form Alastair Cook (133) and Ryan ten Doeschate (102*) saw the home team put on 370.
Samit Patel (122*) and Steven Mullaney (111) put on 185 together as Notts won with three deliveries remaining, a record chase in English 50-over cricket surpassing Hampshire’s chase of 359 against Surrey in 2007.
Patel is in superlative form, he has also scored back-to-back double-hundreds in the Championship, against Gloucestershire (257*) and Leicestershire (247).
Samit Patel hits the winning runs in Notts’ record chase
The number of Test match status nations.
Afghanistan and Ireland have been awarded full member status by the ICC joining 10 others. Bangladesh were the last team to be awarded Test status, 17 years ago.
The number of those Test teams which will play in the ICC’s proposed nine-team Test championship. Only the top nine Test sides will feature, meaning that as it stands, Afghanistan, Ireland and Zimbabwe would miss out.
7 for 3
West Indies have not had the ideal preparation for the Women’s World Cup. In their warm-up match against South Africa, West Indies lost their last seven wickets for just three runs in 5.5 overs, falling from 60 for 3 to 63 all out .-THE CRICKETER