Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Numbers

So the Cricket world cup is over. Australia won, and deserved it. Apart from that, the less said aboutthe tournament, the better.

Since cricket is a game of statistics, I'll let the numbers do the talking. Courtesy of Crickinfo.

Team Runs scored wkts lost Bat - Ave RR Runs conc wkts taken Bowl - Ave ER Bat ave - Bowl ave RR - ER
Australia 2851 43 66.30 6.54 1937 103 18.81 4.64 47.49 1.90
Sri Lanka 2673 70 38.19 5.45 2027 91 22.27 4.52 15.92 0.93
New Zealand 2280 60 38.00 5.35 2178 78 27.92 4.58 10.08 0.77
South Africa 2251 60 37.51 5.58 2099 76 27.62 4.64 9.89 0.94
England 2014 66 30.52 4.73 1916 65 29.48 4.96 1.04 -0.23
West Indies 2040 69 29.57 4.85 2164 60 36.07 5.05 -6.50 -0.20
Bangladesh 1372 72 19.06 3.96 1691 52 32.52 4.73 -13.46 -0.77
Ireland 1452 79 18.38 3.94 1579 53 29.79 4.79 -11.41 -0.85

I think the phrase "class of their own" comes to mind.