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With the wicket of Dean Elgar on Friday morning, Jimmy Anderson reached 300 Test wickets in England. Here’s to many more...


With a cut off Mark Wood, Hashim Amla passed 8,000 Test runs, the fourth South African to do so. Amla sits behind AB de Villiers (8,074), Graeme Smith (9,253), and Jacques Kallis (13,206).


Evin Lewis crashed an unbeaten 125 – the highest ever score in a T20I chase - as West Indies beat India by nine wickets at Sabina Park. Lewis is the third player – alongside Brendon McCullum and Chris Gayle – to have scored two T20I hundreds.

Lewis celebrates his match-winning ton

34 Tests, 98 ODIs, 12 T20Is

The number of matches in each format Angelo Mathews has captained Sri Lanka. After defeat to Zimbabwe, Mathews announced he would step down as skipper in all three.


Before the 211-run defeat this week, England had not beaten South Africa at Lord’s since 1960. Brian Statham took 11 wickets in the match as the hosts won by an innings and 73 runs.


Before their victory in Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe had not won an ODI series against a Test-playing nation away from home since 2001. The 3-2 triumph over Sri Lanka also marks the first time they have ever won a five-match ODI contest away from home.

Zimbabwe's historic victory saw the end of Angelow Mathews' Sri Lanka captaincy


India’s Mithali Raj has become the first to pass 6,000 runs in women’s ODIs. Raj has played in 183 ODIs, scoring 6,028 runs at 51.52. England’s Charlotte Edward’s is second on the list with 5,992 career runs.


The number of deliveries it took MS Dhoni to reach his half-century in the fourth ODI between West Indies and India. It was the most sluggish ODI fifty by an India batsman since 2001. 


T20 hundreds scored by Luke Wright. The opener hit 101 from 53 balls against Glamorgan at Arundel. The knock would come in a losing effort after Colin Ingram had thrashed 101 from 47.

Wright is now level with Brendon McCullum with seven T20 hundreds. Only Chris Gayle has (18) has more.