The week in numbers: w/e 31/7/11

3 Eoin Morgan was dismissed for a third-ball duck in England’s first innings of the second Test against India at Trent Bridge. In the first innings of the first Test, he also fell for no runs to the third ball he faced.

Broad's hat-trick was the first ever by any bowler in a Test against India

1Stuart Broad became the first bowler ever to take a Test match hat-trick against India. He took five wickets for no runs in 16 balls and ended with his best Test figures of 6/46.

2Ian Bell was given out twice during England’s second innings. He was controversially given run out to the last ball before tea when on 137, only for India to withdraw their appeal allowing him to be reinstated. He was eventually caught at slip for 159.

200Jenson Button celebrated his 200th Formula 1 race with victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

2 – This was only the second Hungarian GP ever to be affected by rain. On the first occasion in 2006 the race was also won by Button, giving him his maiden F1 win.

85 – Despite finishing second, defending champion Sebastian Vettel extended his points lead in the drivers’ championship to 85.

Another one-day classic, another Gilbert win

4 – Omega Pharma-Lotto’s Philippe Gilbert won the Clásica San Sebastián with a solo attack less than 4km from the finish to record his 14th UCI win of 2011, more than any other rider this year.

90 – Places Serena Williams has risen in this week’s WTA rankings as a result of her 7-5 6-1 victory over Marion Bartoli in the final of the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, California. In claiming her first title since Wimbledon last year, she jumps from 169 to 79 as she continues her return from an absence of nearly a year through injury.

1,204 – In New Zealand’s 40-7 Tri-Nations defeat of South Africa, Dan Carter reclaimed the all-time Test points record from Jonny Wilkinson as he scored ten points to move him to 1,204, nine clear of the England fly-half.

3 – Gold medals won by the Great Britain swimming team at the World Championships in Shanghai. Double Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Adlington claimed her first career world title in the 800m freestyle, while Liam Tancock won the 50m backstroke. Keri-Anne Payne had already won the women’s 10km open water race the previous weekend.

Yani Tseng confirmed her dominance of women's golf with he British Open win (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

5 – Taiwanese world number one Yani Tseng won the Women’s British Open to claim her fifth major title at the age of just 22. She has won four of women’s golf’s last eight majors.

186 – Geelong defeated Melbourne 233-47 in their AFL Aussie rules match at the weekend. The 186-point winning margin was the second largest in AFL history – the largest ever defeat was also suffered by Melbourne, who lost to Fitzroy by 190 points in 1979.

34Leicestershire were bowled for just 34 runs in their second innings – the lowest score in the County Championship this season – as Essex beat them by 280 runs at Southend.

8 – In that same innings Essex’s David Masters took eight wickets for a cost of just ten runs.

203Marcus Trescothick scored 203 as Somerset beat Worcestershire by an innings and eight runs. It marked the sixth time he has passed 100 this season.

222 – Northamptonshire’s Stephen Peters scored 222, his maiden double century, as his side drew with Glamorgan at Swansea.

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


The week in numbers: w/e 1/8/10

19 – Total number of medals won by the Great Britain team (six gold, seven silver, six bronze) at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona, one better than the previous championship best of 18 at Split in 1990.

Mo Farah

1Mo Farah‘s victory in the 10,000 metres was Britain’s first-ever gold medal in the event. It was also Farah’s first major championship title.

17.81 – Distance (in metres) jumped by Phillips Idowu to win the gold medal in the triple jump. It was a lifetime best by the British athlete.

6,823 – Total points accumulated by Jessica Ennis in winning the heptathlon, setting a new European Championships record. Ennis beat Olympic champion Nataliya Dobrynska of Ukraine into second place by just 45 points.

726 – As of Sunday, days remaining until the start of the 2012 London Olympics – July 27th was the ‘two years to go’ milestone.

James Anderson

11/71James Anderson‘s combined return in the first Test match as England defeated Pakistan by 354 runs at Trent Bridge. He took 5/54 in the first innings and followed it up with 6/17 in the second, as the visitors were dismissed for just 80.

20 – After Sunday’s Hungarian GP, the points separating Mark Webber (161 points), the Formula 1 championship leader, from Fernando Alonso in fifth (141) – less than the 25 on offer for a race win.

45 – Points difference after the first period in the AFL local derby between the Fremantle Dockers and the West Coast Eagles – 7.6 (48) vs 0.3 (3). The match finished 160-85 in favour of Fremantle.

0 – Total transfer fees paid for central defender Sol Campbell during his professional career – all his moves have come on a free transfer. He signed for Newcastle on Wednesday, having previously played for Tottenham, Arsenal, Portsmouth and Notts County before a second stint at Arsenal last season.

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