Marcus Stoinis's rampaging unbeaten 147 for Melbourne Stars against Sydney Sixers at the MCG the other night was a new record for the Big Bash, beating D'Arcy Short's 122 not out for Hobart Hurricanes against Brisbane Heat at the Gabba in January 2018. There have been only 12 higher innings in all T20 cricket, as this list shows.
The West Indian fast bowler Alzarri Joseph took 4 for 32 in the first one-day international against Ireland in Bridgetown last week, and followed that with 4 for 32 in the second match, which was also in Barbados.
England actually used seven bowlers in the second innings in Cape Town, and if Joe Root had managed to take a wicket as well it would have equalled the Test record. There have been four instances of seven different bowlers taking a wicket in a Test innings - by England against Australia in Melbourne in 1897-98, South Africa v England in Durban in 1922-23, Australia v South Africa in Johannesburg in 1966-67, and New Zealand v South Africa in Centurion in 2005-06.
England's side in the recent Test in Cape Town was the first to contain two Dominics, in the shape of Dom Bess and maiden centurion Dom Sibley. The only other player known as Dominic to have appeared in Tests is Dominic Cork, who won 37 caps between 1995 and 2002.
I'm painfully aware of the answer to this one, as I once bowled at the man concerned in a club game. I can't remember exactly what happened, but I don't think I got him out! It was Tim Buzaglo, whose FA Cup hat-trick came for non-league Woking, in the third round in 1990-91, when they upset West Bromwich Albion, who were in the Second Division (the English Football League's second tier) at the time. Although Woking were playing away and trailing 1-0 at half-time, Buzaglo's hat-trick inspired them to a 4-2 victory. Woking lost 1-0 to Everton in the next round.
Steven Lynch is the editor of the updated edition of Wisden on the Ashes