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New Zealand captain Suzie Bates became the first to hit a Women’s Super League century. Bates unfurled a masterclass en route to an unbeaten 119 from 72 deliveries for Southern Vipers.


Consecutive Tests in which Joe Root has hit a half-century. The England captain is now one behind AB de Villiers’ record of 12, one that he could equal at Headingley next week.

On day one at Edgbaston, Root also registered his first double-century partnership as he and Alastair Cook put on 248 for the third wicket.

Consecutive Test matches having registered a half-century


The highest individual innings total in English domestic T20.

Adam Lyth tonked 161 from 73 deliveries - surpassing Brendon McCullum’s 158* for Warwickshire in 2015 - as Yorkshire racked up 260 for 4 from their 20 overs.

Lyth became the first Yorkshire player to score a T20 hundred, and his was the third-highest knock in T20 history, after Hamilton Masakadza’s 162* for Mountaineers v Mashonaland Eagles, and Chris Gayle’s 175* for Royal Challengers Bangalore v Pune Warriors.


At the end of day one at Edgbaston, Alastair Cook was 153 not out, and had become the leading England Test run-scorer in England and Wales, passing Graham Gooch’s tally of 5,917.

Test runs scored in England and Wales (*stats correct at the end of day one)


Joe Denly (127) and Daniel Bell-Drummond (80*) of Kent shared the highest partnership in English domestic T20 cricket, putting on 207 for the first wicket against Essex.

207 is the highest partnership for any wicket in the English game, beating the 192 put on by Kevin O’Brien and Hamish Marshall for Gloucestershire v Middlesex at Uxbridge in 2011.

It is the third-highest stand in worldwide domestic T20 cricket. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers hold the top two stands, 229 and 215*, both for Royal Challengers Bangalore.


Kyle and Shai Hope became the fifth pair of siblings to play in a Test match together for the West Indies. Kyle was making his Test debut while Shai was playing in his 11th Test.


Ravi Ashwin’s first-class bowling average.

The India spinner – who has 426 first-class wickets to his name – will join Worcestershire for the remainder of the County Championship campaign. Ashwin is handy with the bat too, averaging 32.82 in Test cricket.