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THE WEEK IN NUMBERS: GAYLE'S 800TH SIX AND LYON'S YEAR

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Sunil Ambris has made an interesting start to life as a Test cricketer. The West Indies batsman has been out twice hit wicket in three Test innings. In the only innings that he was not out hit wicket, his first scoring shot was a six.

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T20 sixes it by Chris Gayle.

The West Indies batsman smashed 126 from 51 deliveries – a Bangladesh Premier League record – for Rangpur Riders against the Khulna Titans. Gayle launched 14 sixes in the innings, taking him past 800 in his remarkable T20 career.

Ambris after being dismissed against New Zealand

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Test wickets for Nathan Lyon in 2017. The Australian is the leading wicket-taker in Tests this year.

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Five-wicket hauls in Test cricket by Jimmy Anderson.

The England seamer claimed his 25th in the Baggy Greens’ second innings at Adelaide – his first on Australian soil.

Leading Test wicket-takers in 2017

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Virat Kohli has hit 200 or more in six Test innings since July of 2016. The India skipper hit back-to-back double-centuries (213 & 243) against Sri Lanka at Nagpur and Delhi.

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Craig Overton received his Test cap from John Emburey, becoming England’s 681st Test cricketer.

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