The week in numbers: w/e 25/7/10

Muttiah Muralitharan

800Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan claimed his 800th victim by taking the final wicket on the final day of his 133rd and final Test before retiring from the long form of the game.

150 – British athlete Jodie Williams‘s gold medal in the 100 metres at the World Junior Championships in Canada last Wednesday was her 150th consecutive race victory. Her streak ended at 151 when she was beaten into second place in the final of the 200 metres.

100,000 – In dollars, the fine handed out to Ferrari for issuing team orders at yesterday’s German Grand Prix. The punishment could be increased by the World Motor Sport Council in the next few weeks.

Anthony Charteau

39 – In seconds, Alberto Contador‘s winning margin at the Tour de France – the exact amount of time he gained after taking advantage of Andy Schleck‘s slipped chain on stage 15.

11 – French riders have won the King of the Mountains competition in 11 of the past 17 years – Anthony Charteau added to the tally this year – but none have claimed the overall race win since 1985.

6 – Stages won by French riders at this year’s Tour, the most since 1997.

Eduardo (image ©

23.5%Eduardo da Silva completed his transfer from Arsenal to Shakhtar Donetsk, having never fully recovered from a broken leg sustained against Birmingham City in 2008. He had scored with 23.5% of his shots in the Premier League before his injury, but converted just 6.3% after.

88Australia‘s first innings score against Pakistan at Headingley was their lowest Test match total in 26 years (76, versus West Indies at Perth in 1984), and their seventh-lowest ever.

61 – Former world snooker champion Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins died after a long battle against throat cancer on Saturday, aged 61.

Some statistics courtesy of @optajim and @OptaJoe.)

The week in numbers: w/e 9/5/10

138 – In millions of pounds, the current debt of Portsmouth FC, about double what it was when the club went into administration at the end of February.

0 – The number of Grand Tour stage wins for both Team Sky and Bradley Wiggins before his two second victory in the opening time trial at the Giro d’Italia on Saturday.

103 – The final tally of Premier League goals for Chelsea, who hammered eight past Wigan yesterday. It is the highest total for a season in 47 years.

18 – Yesterday was the 18th consecutive league game without a win for Wigan in London, underlining quite how remote Man U‘s chances of securing the title really were.

1Mark Webber became the first F1 driver in five races this season to convert pole position into a race win at Barcelona yesterday.

85 not out – Runs scored by Cameron White off just 49 balls (including six sixes and six fours) in Australia‘s World Twenty20 win over Sri Lanka last night. The entire Sri Lankan side managed just two runs more than White.

31 – The number of league wins (from 37 matches) for Real Madrid after their 5-1 thumping of Athletic Bilbao. This is one more than Barcelona, who still lead Spain’s Primera Liga by a point with one game remaining. The previous record for wins in a season was 28, jointly held by … Real Madrid and Barcelona.

92 – The previous points record for a Primera Liga season (set by Real Madrid in 1997), already broken by both Barcelona (96) and Real Madrid (95).

00:54 – The time on Tuesday morning at which Australia’s Neil Robertson finally overcame Graeme Dott to win the World Snooker Championship.

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