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THE WEEK IN NUMBERS: KLINGER'S CALL-UP, RUSSELL'S BAN AND STOINIS' CENTURY

CRICKET BY NUMBERS

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The most maximums in and ODI to have been hit in a losing cause.

Australia’s Marcus Stoinis crashed 11 sixes in an unbeaten 146 at Auckland but it was to be in vain as the Blackcaps secured a thrilling six-run victory.

Stoinis’ 146* is the second-highest ODI score from No.7, only bettered by Luke Ronchi’s 170* v Sri Lanka at Dunedin in 2015.

Stoinis also chipped in with the ball taking 3 for 49. In doing so he became the First Australian to hit a ton and claim three or more scalps in an ODI.

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Josh Hazlewood’s contribution to the 54-run 10th-wicket partnership between himself and Marcus Stoinis’.

Hazlewood was nothing but an onlooker as Stoinis farmed the strike for four overs. Stoinis hit two consecutive sixes off Tim Southee to bring up the fifty partnership. The following delivery Hazlewood looking for a final-ball-of-the-over single was run out by the Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson.

The run out also marked the first time Hazlewood has lost his wicket in an ODI.

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Michael Klinger’s years.

Klinger’s white-ball talent has finally been rewarded at the ripe old age of 36 with a call-up to the national side. Klinger will be part of Australia’s squad to face Sri Lanka in a three-match T20I series.

Klinger is the leading scorer in BBL history with 1,608 runs to his name. In this year's campaign he hit 334 at 37.11. Only Ben Dunk (Strikers - 364) and Aaron Finch (Renegades - 354) scored more.

Klinger’s white-ball exploits have been consistent on our own shores. Klinger was the leading run-scorer in last year’s T20 Blast scoring 548 runs at 49.82 for Gloucestershire. Klinger was also top of the tree, scoring 531 runs as Gloucestershire won the 2015 One-Day Cup.

MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh have continued to prove age is no obstacle with their performances against England. Australia have finally seen the light and picked Klinger who has long been a white-ball specialist.

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The number of occasions on which Andre Russell failed to log his whereabouts to anti-doping testers. All three instances occurred in 2015.

As a result Russell has been handed a one-year ban effective from January 31, 2017 until January 30, 2018.

You can read an in-depth feature on drugs in cricket by Tim Wigmore in this month’s issue of The Cricketer.

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Just as it looked like England were going to leave on a positive note they managed to squeeze one last dramatic collapse into their winter tour.

At 119 for 2 – needing 84 from 40 – and with Joe Root and Eoin Morgan well set, England looked on course to win the third T20I, and ultimately the series. But when the pair fell in consecutive balls, carnage ensued.

Buttler, Plunkett, Jordan and Mills all came and went without scoring as England collapsed to 127 all out, a 75-run defeat, and a clean sweep of series defeats across all three formats.

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Yuzvendra Chahal’s figures from his four overs at Bangalore. These numbers represent the best bowling by an Indian bowler in T20Is, surpassing Ravi Ashwin’s 4 for 8 against Sri Lanka last year.

On only two other occasions has a bowler taken six wickets in a T20I – both hauls belonging to Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis.