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The week in numbers: w/e 5/6/11

74 – Seconds between Scott Sinclair‘s two goals, as Swansea beat Reading 4-2 in the Championship playoff final at Wembley.

82Sri Lanka were bowled out in barely two hours for 82, their second-lowest total against England, as they capitulated on the final afternoon of the first Test in Cardiff by an innings and 14 runs.

Scholes announced his retirement from football

150Paul Scholes retired from professional football, having scored 150 goals for Manchester United and won 19 trophies as a player. He also scored 14 international goals in 66 appearances for England.

274Murray Goodwin scored 274 not out as Sussex drew with Yorkshire in the County Championship.

331 – Fourth wicket stand by Durham‘s Ben Stokes (185) and Dale Benkenstein (137) versus Lancashire, three short of the county’s record partnership for any wicket. Durham won by an innings and 125 runs.

2 – Two sidecar racers died during a practice session for the Isle of Man TT races. Bill Currie (67) and his passenger Kevin Morgan (59) were killed in an accident on Tuesday night.

Gay recorded the fastest 100m time so far in 2011 (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

9.79Tyson Gay recorded a time of 9.79s for the 100 metres in Florida on Saturday, the fastest time in the world this year.

5 – The top five men’s seeds at the French Open all reached the quarter-finals, the first time this has happened at a Grand Slam event since Wimbledon 1989.

1 – China’s Li Na became the first Asian winner of a Grand Slam singles tournament (male or female), defeating defending champion Francesca Schiavone 6-4 7-6 in Saturday’s final.

65 – In England’s 2-2 draw with Switzerland, Rio Ferdinand picked up his first booking in any competition since March 2009 (vs Liverpool), ending a clean run of 65 games.

7Frank Lampard registered his seventh successful penalty for England, making him his nation’s most prolific spot kick scorer ever.

4 – England have now failed to win any of their last four games at Wembley, their longest such run since they failed to win five in a row between March and May 1981.

43Roger Federer ended Novak Djokovic‘s 43-match unbeaten run (41 from the start of the 2011 season), defeating him 7-6 6-3 3-6 7-6 in their French Open semi-final.

Nadal tied Björn Borg's record of sixFrench Open titles (image courtesy of WIkipedia)

6Rafael Nadal won a record-equalling sixth French Open men’s singles title, defeating Federer 7-5 7-6 5-7 6-1. Nadal has now beaten Federer on each of the five occasions they have met at Roland Garros, four of which have been in the final.

101 – Including yesterday’s men’s singles final, Nadal has lost none of the 101 Grand Slam singles matches in which he has led by two sets. This was only the seventh time in those 101 matches he has not closed out the match in straight sets.

207Tharanga Paranavitana and Tillakaratne Dilshan put on 207 for the opening wicket in Sri Lanka’s first innings in the second Test at Lord’s – the fifth-highest opening stand ever against England.

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

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