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The week in numbers: w/e 6/6/10

10 – Number of wickets lost by Bangladesh in the final session of the second day of the second Test at Old Trafford, having reached 96/0 at tea. Only ten wickets had been lost in the five preceding sessions.

8 – Bangladesh’s defeats to England at Lord’s and Old Trafford in the last seven days mean they have now lost all eight Test matches between the two countries.

0 – Total number of minutes played at the 2006 and 2010 World Cup finals by Arsenal forward Theo Walcott, who has been the main focus of media attention because of his selection/non-selection for the England squad for both competitions.

28.7 – Average age of England’s World Cup squad, the oldest of the 32 countries in the tournament. (The youngest squad is Ghana, with an average age of 24.1 years.)

23Roger Federer‘s quarter-final defeat to Robin Soderling at the French Open ended a streak of 23 consecutive Grand Slam singles tournaments where he had reached at least the semi-final.

97.4% – Win percentage of Rafael Nadal in French Open singles matches (won 38, lost one). His only defeat came at the hands of Soderling, his victim in yesterday’s final, in last year’s fourth round.

0 – Total number of Grand Slam singles titles for the four ladies’ singles semi-finalists at the French Open (Elena Dementieva, Francesca Schiavone, Jelena Jankovic and Sam Stosur) prior to this tournament, guaranteeing the final would be contested by two players seeking their first Grand Slam victory. (Schiavone beat Stosur in straight sets in the final, incidentally.)

351,000,000 – In pounds, the current size of Liverpool FC‘s debt.

16,000,000 – In theory, the amount in pounds due to former manager Rafa Benitez according to the terms of his contract. He is reported to have settled for a £6m severance deal. Nice work if you can get it.

23 – Liverpool scored 23 points fewer (63) in finishing seventh in the 2009/10 Premier League season than they did as runners-up the previous year (86). Coincidentally, they also finished 23 points behind champions Chelsea, having been just four behind Manchester United in 2008/9.

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