The week in numbers: w/e 29/5/11

Donald replaced Westwood as world number one (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

1Luke Donald defeated fellow Englishman Lee Westwood in a play-off to not only win the PGA Championship at Wentworth but also replace him as the world number one golfer.

203Jonathan Trott‘s 203 in the first Test in Cardiff was the highest ever score by an England batsman against Sri Lanka.

11Lancashire‘s Kyle Hogg recorded match figures of 11/59 as Hampshire were routed by ten wickets in their County Championship match.

340Marcus Trescothick scored a total of 340 runs (189 & 151) as Somerset beat Yorkshire by ten wickets.

5 – Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel won for the fifth time this season at the sixth race on the Formula 1 calendar, the Monaco Grand Prix.

6Alberto Contador won his sixth Grand Tour (only the seventh cyclist ever to do so) as he wrapped up his second Giro d’Italia win in Milan yesterday.

Xavier Tondo, 1978-2011. RIP (image courtesy of brassynn)

32 – Age of cyclist Xavier Tondó, who died last Monday after being killed in a freak accident when he was crushed between his car and a garage door.

17 – It had been 17 years since a British player had progressed beyond the first round of the French Open women’s singles, but two players managed it this year – Elena Baltacha and 19-year old Heather Watson.

3Vera Zvonereva’s defeat by fellow Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova marked only the third instance in Grand Slam women’s singles history that none of the top three seeds (Caroline Wozniacki, Kim Clijsters, Zvonereva) have reached the quarter-finals (also 1997 Australian Open, 2008 Wimbledon).

2 – Britain’s Dan Wheldon won his second Indianapolis 500 after race leader J R Hildebrand crashed on the final turn of the final lap. His damaged car slid over the line to finish second.

The UEFA Champions League final in numbers

6Barcelona‘s 3-1 win over Manchester United meant the Spanish side have won six of their seven European finals against English sides.

5 – Five of the last six teams to lose in the final have come from England (Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Manchester United).

Messi scored his 53rd goal of the season (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

1 – In scoring the opening goal of the game, Pedrobecame the first ever Spanish scorer for Barcelona in a European Cup final.

1Wayne Rooney‘s 34th-minute equaliser was his first ever goal against a Spanish side, after 624 minutes of action.

1 – Rooney’s goal was the only shot United had on target in the game.

53Lionel Messi put Barcelona 2-1 up with his 53rd goal of the season, tying the Spanish club record set last weekend by Real Madrid‘s Cristiano Ronaldo.

1 – It was Messi’s first goal in his ninth appearance in a competitive match in England.

777 – Total number of passes made by Barcelona during the game, more than double United’s 357.

(Some statistics courtesy of Opta Sports, The Times@InfostradaLive and @StatManJon.)


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4 Responses to The week in numbers: w/e 29/5/11

    • Tim says:

      At least there was no argument about the result, even from Fergie. Both sides contributed to an open, entertaining game, but I guess everyone agrees the better team won.

  1. James says:

    You’ll hear no argument from me, Tim. Bring on next season, already!

  2. And not forgetting 82 – Sri Lanka’s sad second innings total.

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