THE WEEK IN NUMBERS: Cornwall's Test debut and Middlesex's monster chase

It's a numbers game! Here The Cricketer takes a look back at some of the stats to come out of the world of cricket this week...

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Only ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle has hit more T20 hundreds than Australian Michael ‘Maxy’ Klinger.

The 39-year-old, who will retire at the end of this season, hit 102* for Gloucestershire against Kent in the T20 Blast to registers his eighth ton in the format. Gayle is way out in front with 21.

Aaron Finch, David Warner, Luke Wright and Brendon McCullum have all struck seven.

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England will finish the 2019 Ashes with their leading Test wicket-taker bowling just four overs in the series. James Anderson has been ruled out of the remainder of the contest as a result of the calf injury which saw him pull up at Edgbaston.

Anderson got through 20 overs for Lancashire second XI on Tuesday but has since been assessed and will miss the rest of England’s Ashes campaign.

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25-year-old Somerset seamer Craig Overton makes a return to the England set-up after being named in the 13-man Test squad for Old Trafford.

Overton took six wickets in two Ashes Tests as England toured Australia in the winter of 2017/18. One of those scalps? Steve Smith at Adelaide. Nice on the CV, but unlikely to earn him a place in the XI at Old Trafford.

227

Middlesex pulled off the T20 Blast’s highest ever run-chase to seal a quarter-final place in this year’s competition.

A sublime 101 not out from Tom Abell and a Tom Banton half-century saw Somerset set Dawid Malan’s side 227 to win - a target they would knock off in sublime style with three overs to spare.

83*

England’s white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan smashed an unbeaten 83 from 29 deliveries to drive Middlesex to that thrilling victory.

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Somerset have announced that allrounder Peter Trego will leave the club at the end of the current campaign with the 38-year-old’s one-year white-ball contract not being renewed.

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West Indies allrounder Rahkeem Cornwall received his maroon cap on Friday, making his maiden Test appearance against India. Cornwall finished day one at Sabina Park with figures of 27-8-69-1, picking up the wicket of Che Pujara.

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Lizelle Lee struck the Kia Super League’s fastest ever fifty, reaching her half-century against Lancashire Thunder in just 17 deliveries. Lee finished with 75 from 28 as Surrey Stars finished their campaign with a 35-run victory.

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