The week in numbers: w/e 19/2/12

Hoy won two events at the Track World Cup meeting in London (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

4 – Gold medals won by the British cycling team at the Track World Cup event at London’s Olympic velodrome. Sir Chris Hoy won in the individual sprint and keirin, while Joanna Rowsell won the women’s individual pursuit and the women’s team won the team pursuit. Britain also won a silver and two bronze medals.

45 – Balls required by South Africa’s Richard Levi to hit the fastest-ever Twenty20 international century. He finished with an unbeaten 117 from 51 balls, including a record 13 sixes, as South Africa beat New Zealand by eight wickets in Hamilton.

10 – Points deducted from Rangers after the club was put into administration last week owing up to £75m to HM Revenue & Customs. Despite the deduction, they remain six points clear of third-placed Motherwell in the Scottish Premier League.

2Portsmouth, who became the first English league club to go into administration in February 2010, were put into administration again for the second time in 24 months.

4Arsenal‘s 4-0 defeat at AC Milan in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie was their worst-ever defeat in European competition.

3 – Centuries scored by England batsmen as they won the first three games of their four-match one-day international series against Pakistan. Captain Alastair Cook scored 137 and 102 in the opening two games, while Kevin Pietersen hit 111 not out in Saturday’s third match.

Finn's bowling was a key part of all three England wins

11 – Wickets taken by Steven Finn in the three games. He took 4/34 in each of the first two games and 3/24 in the third, for a combined return of 11/92.

25 – 3-0 up with one to play, England will avoid defeat in a one-day series against Pakistan on foreign soil for the first time since 1987, a period of 25 years.

5 – American skier Lindsey Vonn clinched her fifth consecutive women’s World Cup downhill title after finishing third in the event at Rosa Khutor in Russia.

26 – Phases of possession in the build-up to Geordan Murphy‘s drop goal, the last kick of the game, which gave Leicester a 20-19 win at Saracens. It was Saracens’ first home defeat since October 2010.

8Real Madrid‘s 4-0 win over Racing was their eighth successive La Liga win. It is the 15th time in their history they have achieved this feat.

4Lionel Messi scored four times in a game for the second time in his career as Barcelona came from a goal behind to beat Valencia 5-1 at Camp Nou (also in 2010 vs Arsenal).

5Ding Junhui beat world number one Mark Selby 9-6 to win the Welsh Open in Newport and record the fifth ranking tournament win of his career.

11Phil Taylor recorded his 11th televised nine-dart finish as he defeated Kevin Painter 8-5 in a Premier League match in Aberdeen.

The FA Cup in numbers

Richardson scored one of Sunderland's two goals with their only shot on target

1 – Shots on target in the game by Sunderland, who beat Arsenal 2-0 at the Stadium of Light. Kieran Richardson scored with the aid of a deflection in the first half, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain turned the ball into his own net in the second.

3 – Own goals conceded by Brighton as they were defeated 6-1 by Liverpool at Anfield – the first time in the FA Cup’s history a side has scored three own goals in the same game.

0 – Goals conceded by Stevenage in five matches so far in this year’s FA Cup. They drew 0-0 at home with Tottenham.

3Stoke‘s 2-0 win at Crawley put them into the quarter-finals for the third season in a row – the first time in the club’s history they have achieved this feat.

2Everton scored twice in the first six minutes courtesy of Royston Drenthe and Denis Stracqualursi, as they progressed with a 2-0 win over Blackpool. Kevin Phillips missed an injury-time penalty for the Seasiders.

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

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One Response to The week in numbers: w/e 19/2/12

  1. Jed Bartlet says:

    16 – Number of shares in Arsenal, held by Rangers since 1910, sold by chairman Craig Whyte. (The money generated by the sale seems presently to be “resting in his account”.)

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