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Cricket by numbers...


Number of ODI matches AB de Villiers had played without falling for a golden duck.

It’s not been AB’s tournament so far. After scoring just four against Sri Lanka at The Oval, the Proteas skipper strolled out at Edgbaston with his team 60 for 2, slapped a wide delivery from Imad Wasim to backward point, and strolled back to the pavilion.


Hashim Amla’s tally of ODI centuries.

When Amla worked Suranga Lakmal into the leg side to register a hundred at The Oval, it marked his 25th in one-day internationals – in doing so the South African opener became the quickest to reach that landmark, knocking it off in 151 innings.

Fastest to 25 ODI hundreds:

Hashim Amla – 151 innings

Virat Kohli – 162 innings

Sachin Tendulkar – 234 innings

Ricky Pointing – 279 innings

Sanath Jayasuriya – 373 innings


The number of Sri Lankan cricketers that have been inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

Muttiah Muralitharan is the only Sri Lankan cricket to be awarded the honour. Murali was formally inducted with a presentation taking place at The Oval on the day of India v Sri Lanka.

Murali: Hall of Famer


India had won their previous seven ICC Champions Trophy fixtures, before falling to defeat against Sri Lanka. Only once in the history of the tournament has any team won more games in succession, Australia with eight.


In Pakistan’s defeat to India, Wahab Riaz recorded the worst bowling figures to be posted in Champions Trophy history.

The previous worst belonged to Zimbabwe’s Tinashe Panyangara who took 1 for 86 against England at Edgbaston in 2009.

Wahab endured a torrid day with the ball before leaving the field injured


The Oval is set for major redevelopment to increase the ground’s capacity to 40,000 seats in time for the 2023 Ashes Test. The development would make The Oval the largest cricket venue in the United Kingdom.

In a statement on the Surrey CCC website, Chairman Richard Thompson stated: “The time is now right for cricket to think on a bigger scale. This summer we have seen unprecedented levels of demand for cricket at the Kia Oval, whether it be for the on-going ICC Champions Trophy, the 100th Test which takes place in July, or to watch Surrey CCC in the NatWest T20 Blast.


The official match attendance for India v Pakistan at Edgbaston – the highest recorded for an ODI on the ground.