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THE WEEK IN NUMBERS: HEADINGLEY, HOPE AND BANGLADESH DEFEAT AUSTRALIA

Cricket by numbers...

6th

Bangladesh’s 20-run win at Dhaka was their maiden Test victory over Australia, in the sixth meeting between the two sides. Shakib Al Hasan was named Player of the Match after claiming his second 10-wicket haul in Tests and scoring 89 runs.

4th

The world’s No.1 ranked allrounder also became the fourth player to have taken a five-wicket haul against all other Test-playing nations. Rangana Herath, Muttiah Muralitharan and Dale Steyn have also achieved the feat.

52.06%

The percentage of West Indies’ runs scored by Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope in the second Test.

Brathwaite and Hope scored over half of West Indies' runs

534

The number of first-class fixtures at Headingley before anyone had scored a century in each innings of a match. Hope became the first to do so, hitting 147 in the first and 118 not out in the second innings against England.

September 2014

West Indies’ 427 at Headingley was the first time they had scored 400+ in a Test innings since putting on 484 for 7d against Bangladesh in September 2014. Incidentally that was the most-recent Test match Chris Gayle has played in, this week the Jamaican has spoken of his desire to make a return to the Test arena.

June 17, 2000

The last time West Indies had won a Test in England prior to this week’s Headingley victory. The five-wicket win in Leeds ended a 17-year-long wait for a win on English soil. 

256

Nathan Lyon’s Test wickets. Lyon took 9 for 161 as Australia suffered their first ever Test defeat against Bangladesh, in the process he passed the late great Richie Benaud’s tally of 248. Now only Shane Warne is ahead of Lyon on Australia’s all-time list of leading wicket-taking spinners.

Lyon's pride: Only Warney to catch...

12

Joe Root equalled AB de Villiers’ record of 12 scores of fifty or more in consecutive Test matches, hitting 59 and 72 in the second Test.

3

Demerit points to Ben Stokes’ name. The England allrounder received one demerit point after making “an inappropriate comment” during the Headingley Test. Stokes is now just one demerit point away from a ban fuelling fears that an ill-timed breach of conduct could rule him out of an Ashes Test.

151

Alastair Cook’s catches in Test matches. Despite putting down two chances in West Indies’ second innings, Cook moved passed the 150 mark and now holds the 11th-most in Test history – Rahul Dravid leads the way with 210.