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England v WI, 17th match, Champions Trophy

Hundreds in defeats, and 50s by both openers

S Rajesh

October 28, 2006

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England's win at Ahmedabad ensures that West Indies will finish second in the group, regardless of the result of the India-Australia match, and will play South Africa in the semi-final at Jaipur. Cricinfo looks at some of the significant numbers from the England-West Indies game.

Chris Gayle celebrates his 14th ODI hundred, but six of them have been scored in losing causes © AFP

4 - The number of times England have won scoring 270 or more batting second in an ODI

174 - The second-wicket partnership between Gayle and Dwayne Bravo. It's the second-highest for that wicket for West Indies against England - Gayle and Ramnaresh Sarwan had added 187 at Lord's in 2004

51 - Chris Gayle's batting average in ODIs against England. This was his second century against them in 13 games.

19.06 - Gayle's ODI bowling average against England. In 13 games he has taken 18 wickets

73 - The number of runs West Indies scored in their last ten overs, despite having nine wickets in hand

6 - The number of centuries Gayle has scored in ODIs that West Indies have lost. Only Sachin Tendulkar - with 11 such knocks - has made more hundreds in defeats, while Marcus Trescothick has six as well

50 - The score made by both England openers. It's the first time in the history of ODIs that both openers from a team have scored exactly 50

148 - The number of runs Kevin Pietersen had scored in his eight previous ODI innings before this match

S Rajesh is stats editor of Cricinfo

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S Rajesh Stats editor Every week the Numbers Game takes a look at the story behind the stats, with an original slant on facts and figures. The column is edited by S Rajesh, ESPNcricinfo's stats editor in Bangalore. He did an MBA in marketing, and then worked for a year in advertising, before deciding to chuck it in favour of a job which would combine the pleasures of watching cricket and writing about it. The intense office cricket matches were an added bonus.
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