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Cricket by numbers...

Who is the most recent West Indies cricketer to score a hundred and take a five-for in the same Test, I hear you ask. Stroll into the nearest saloon and let the punters know all about Roston Chase...


Seven deliveries to see out in the match. One remaining in the over. Roston Chase is down the other end 101 not out. Block it out, let him face the final over. Job done.

Shannon Gabriel had other ideas, however. With what seemed like half of Pakistan around the bat, the pressure proved too much for the Windies No.11 who attempted to heave Yasir Shah’s final delivery of the Test out of Windsor Park and into the Caribbean Sea.

Gabriel’s rush of blood to the head handed Pakistan a 101-run victory and cost West Indies the match and the series.

In the previous Test at Bridgetown, Chase became only the fourth West Indies cricketer to score a hundred and take a five-for in the same Test match, the first since Sir Garry Sobers against England at Headingley in 1966.

Watch the climax of the third Test below: It has everything... the audacity of the shot, Yasir’s Klinsmann dive, Misbah and Younis’ embrace, and Azhar Ali bloody hates that hat!


Well, they’ve gone. Behind them lay many records and stories which could fill reams. But they went out together, so let’s look at the century partnerships shared between Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan.

Most century partnerships:

Partners Innings Runs Highest stand Average 100
Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar 143 6,920 249 50.51 20
Mahela Jayawarene, Kumar Sangakkara 120 6,554 624 56.50 19
Matthew Hayden, Ricky Ponting 76 4,765  272   67.11 16
Gordan Greenidge, Desmond Haynes 148 6,482 298 47.31 16
Jack Hobbs, Herbert Sutcliffe 39 3,339 283 87.86 15
Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan  53 3,213 218 68.36 15


The figure that is causing controversy between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association.

Players currently benefit from a revenue share model that sees 20 per cent of Cricket Australia’s income go to the players. Cricket Australia are proposing that players should receive a fixed amount opposed to the percentage-based model.

Chief executive of Cricket Australia, James Sutherland, has called for a June 30 deadline for the deal to be agreed, stating that the board will subsequently stop paying players.

In response Australia’s Test vice-captain has threatened that “they might not have a team for the Ashes” if the dispute is not resolved.

503 runs at 71.86

Alastair Cook’s One-Day Cup batting statistics, which have earned him an automatic place in the 2018 North-South series.

Hampshire’s James Vince, Daniel Bell-Drummond of Kent, and Cook’s Essex teammate Ravi Bopara have also qualified for the South team.

The North quartet are set to be England Test opener Keaton Jennings, Warwickshire’s Sam Hain, Yorkshire skipper Gary Ballance, and Derbyshire’s Shiv Thakor.

Odds on Cook being in England's 2019 World Cup XI?