CricViz Analysis: The Week In Numbers

June 11th – June 17th, 2018.

24 – The number of wickets that fell on the second day in Bangalore as India thrashed Afghanistan inside two days. On only two occasions in Test history – and not since 1902 – have more wickets fallen in a single day’s play.

– The number of days it took India to beat Afghanistan in Bangalore – the shortest Test played in India in terms of days.

20 – Afghanistan lost all twenty of their wickets in a single day – they are the third side to suffer this ignominy after India v England in 1955 and Zimbabwe v New Zealand in 2005/06 and 2011/12.

– India’s win – by an innings and 269 runs – is their biggest ever innings victory in Test cricket.

60% – The percentage of balls pitched on a good length by Afghanistan’s spinners, significantly fewer than the 74% managed by India’s spinners. Afghanistan’s spinners took four wickets at an economy rate of 4.69 compared to India’s who took nine wickets at an economy rate of 2.89.

28% – The percentage of balls bowled Afghanistan attacked against India’s spinners – exactly the same as India’s figure against Afghanistan. The difference was that while India’s spinners were bowling accurately; Afghanistan’s were not.

2 – The number of ODIs won by Australia in their last 15 completed matches. In that time they have played eight against England (won one), five against India (won one) and two against New Zealand (won none).

35.61 – Australia’s batting average v spin since the 2015 World Cup. Of the ten teams competing in the 2018 World Cup only Bangladesh (33.14), Afghanistan (28.50), Windies (28.28) and Zimbabwe (22.41) have a lower average v spin.

223.40 – Jos Buttler’s strike rate with the scoop shot in ODIs. He has only been dismissed once when playing the shot.

30.10 – Liam Plunkett’s ODI strike rate  – the lowest of any England bowler in ODI history to have taken 25 wickets – and the seventh lowest of any bowler for any team to have taken 100 wickets.

26.83% – Paul Stirling’s boundary percentage in the Powerplay phase of T20s since the start of 2012 – the third highest in the world in that period. Stirling scored 81 off 41 balls in Ireland’s tie with Scotland.



9.52 – The difference between Kusal Mendis’ batting average in the second innings of Tests compared to the first innings. Mendis scored 86 as Sri Lanka extended their lead to above 250 in the second Tests against the Windies.

140.11 kph – Shannon Gabriel’s average speed in Test cricket since 2010 – the third fastest in the world. Gabriel’s took five wicket hauls in both innings of the Windies’ second Test v Sri Lanka in St Lucia.

232* – Amelia Kerr’s score for New Zealand Women against Ireland Women – the highest score in the history of Women’s ODI cricket. Kerr, just 17 years old, also took five wickets in the match.

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