The Mumbai Indians' ten-wicket victory over the Chennai Super Kings in Sharjah last week was only the 13th by such a margin in the IPL; CSK's thumping of the Kings XI Punjab in Dubai earlier this month was the 12th.
Cameron Green scored 197 for Western Australia against New South Wales in Adelaide last week, an innings that kept him firmly in contention for a Test call-up.
The record for the most runs in a Test series without a century is held by England captain turned commentator Michael Atherton, who scored 553 in the 1993 Ashes, with a highest of 99 (run out) in the second Test, at Lord's. Atherton beat the old record of 550, set by Conrad Hunte for West Indies at home to Australia in 1964-65, which remains the record for a five-match series (there were six Tests in 1993). Hunte made six scores between 53 and 89.
Well, it's a fairly specific request, but I can confirm that, of the men who scored at least five half-centuries in Tests, Michael Holding's average of 13.78 is the lowest. Next comes the Pakistan wicketkeeper Wasim Bari, who also made six fifties but averaged 15.88. And in third spot is Shane Warne (12 fifties, average 17.32), whose 3154 runs is the overall Test record by someone who never managed a century - his highest score was 99 (caught off what was later revealed to be a no-ball from Daniel Vettori) against New Zealand in Perth in 2001-02.
I think there are a few contenders here. The most obvious one - and the only one I can think of that was genuinely named after a cricketer - was Jack Hobbs, which won the Irish Derby in 2015, not long after finishing second in the English one. Jon Snow - lacking only an "h" to make him an England fast bowler - won the Australian Derby at Randwick in 2017, and Jardines Lookout won the Goodwood Cup in 2002. Turning to books, Wisden readers probably cheered home Editor's Note in the Belmont Stakes (one of the American Triple Crown races) in 1996, while Playfair won the Grand National in 1888. But my personal favourite cricketing horse is probably the winner of the French 2000 Guineas in 1995: Vettori, ridden by Frankie Dettori, which must have amused the commentators. There may well be more!
Steven Lynch is the editor of the updated edition of Wisden on the Ashes