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West Indies v SA, Champions Trophy, 2nd semi-final

Gayle's run-fest, and unlucky tosses

The Report by S Rajesh

November 2, 2006

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West Indies' emphatic win against South Africa has put them in the Champions Trophy final for the second time in a row. Cricinfo looks at some of the interesting numbers from the match at Jaipur

Chris Gayle: in awesome form in the Champions trophy © Getty Images

133.33 - Chris Gayle's strike rate against Shaun Pollock (24 runs in 18 balls)

58 - The number of runs Gayle scored in the V between mid-on and mid-off

36 - The number of boundaries (fours and sixes) West Indies struck in chasing down 259. South Africa only managed 23

5 - The number of times West Indies had beaten South Africa in their last 25 ODIs, before the Jaipur match

52.63 - Gayle's average in ODIs won by West Indies. In matches they've lost he averages only 32.78

87.40 & 90.47 - Gayle's average and strike rate in this Champions Trophy

1000 - The number of fours for Brian Lara in ODIs. Only Sachin Tendulkar, Sanath Jayasuriya and Adam Gilchrist have hit more

14 - The number of times, in 20 matches, that the captain winning the toss has lost the match in this Champions Trophy

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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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