1 – The number of runs conceded by Mohammad Irfan in a four overs spell for Barbados Tridents against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at Kensington Oval. Irfan registered a new world record of most economical 4-over spell in T20 history breaking Chris Morris and Chanaka Welegedara’s record – both had conceded 2 runs in their four-over spells. Irfan remarkably bowled 23 consecutive dot balls and conceded a run only off the last ball of his spell. He also dismissed Chris Gayle off the first ball of the innings and Evin Lewis in his second over.
25.42 – David Warner’s batting average in the CPL. Warner has had a quiet tournament by his standards scoring only 178 runs in eight innings at an average of 25.42 and a strike-rate of 117.10. The Australian has also been demoted to number four after a run-of-the-mill show as an opener. In eight innings, he has gone past 50 only once.
75 – The number of balls St Lucia Stars’ innings lasted against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Stars were bowled out for 69 in 12.3 overs - the shortest innings and third lowest-total in CPL history. Patriots won with 78 balls remaining making it the second largest victory in the tournament history.
22 – The number of Tests won by Virat Kohli as captain, the second most for India and only behind MS Dhoni (27). With a win over England by 203 runs in Nottingham, Kohli went past Sourav Ganguly who had won 21 out of 49 Tests. Kohli has won 22 out of 38. Among the Asian captains, only two are ahead of Kohli – Misbah-ul-Haq (26) and Dhoni (27).
21 – The number of fours hit by Jos Buttler to complete his century at Trent Bridge. He equaled the record of most fours to get a hundred in Tests. Five other batsmen – Shikhar Dhawan, Virender Sehwag, Mark Butcher, Boeta Dippenaar and Alan Knott – have also hit 21 fours to get a 100.
2 – The number of Indian fast bowlers who have taken two five-wicket hauls in the first four Tests. Jasprit Bumrah, making a comeback after an injury, bagged the second 5-wicket haul in his fourth Test after also having done it against South Africa in Johannesburg earlier in the year. The only other Indian fast bowler with two 5-fors in four Tests was Mohammad Nissar in 1933. Among seamers, Manoj Prabhakar is the only other Indian with two 5-fors in first four Tests.
103 – The number of wickets taken by James Anderson against India in Tests. With his four wickets in the Nottingham Test, Anderson became only the second bowler, after Muttiah Muralitharan (105), and first fast bowler to complete a century of wickets against India.
7 – The number of wickets Anderson needs to become the most prolific fast bowler in Test history. He (557) is seven wickets away from toppling Glenn McGrath’s tally of 563 wickets. McGrath believes that once Anderson goes past him he will never be beaten.
7 – The number of consecutive T20 Internationals Afghanistan have won. They won the series against Ireland by 2-0, with third game being abandoned due to wet conditions, to take their winning streak to seven matches. Prior to that Afghans had beaten Bangladesh 3-0 in the bilateral series played in Dehradun and Zimbabwe 2-0 in Sharjah. Afghanistan have not lost any T20I in 2018.
5 – The number of consecutive T20 innings in which Rashid Khan has taken at least three wickets. He grabbed 3 wickets in the first T20I against Ireland in Bready and 4 in the second. He was coming into the series on the back of three consecutive 3-wicket hauls for Sussex in the Vitality T20 Blast. The world record of most consecutive innings with at least three wickets is 6 by South Africa’s Alfonso Thomas.