Jonny Bairstow and David Warner put on 185 for Sunrisers' first wicket against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Hyderabad over the weekend. It was the sixth-highest stand in the history of the IPL, but the largest for the first wicket: the five higher ones were all for the second wicket. Highest of all remains 229, by Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers for RCB against Gujarat Lions in Bengaluru in 2016.
Sir Alastair Cook's 150 not out for Essex against Cambridge MCCU at Fenner's last week made him the first man knighted for services to cricket to score a first-class century after the award. The nearest approach previously was by Sir Donald Bradman, who scored his last first-class hundred in December 1948, about a month before his knighthood was announced.
Abid Ali (112 on debut) and Mohammad Rizwan (104) both scored centuries for Pakistan in Dubai on Friday - but with only Haris Sohail of the others reaching double figures, Australia still won by six runs.
Don Bradman is well clear on this particular list: he reached 90 on 29 occasions in Tests, and went on to three figures every single time. Next, with 18 centuries and no dismissals in the nineties, comes Michael Vaughan, with another Englishman, Ian Botham, next on 14. Polly Umrigar is one of three players with 12, alongside the Pakistanis Asad Shafiq and Ijaz Ahmed. The current pair of Dean Elgar of South Africa and Dinesh Chandimal of Sri Lanka have both scored 11 Test centuries without yet getting out in the nineties.
Abid Ali, who made 112 for Pakistan against Australia in Dubai last week, was the 15th man - the third from Pakistan - to score a century on ODI debut. At 31, he was the second oldest to achieve the feat: Michael Lumb was 34 when he hit 106 for England against West Indies in Antigua in 2013-14. Oddly, Lumb played only two more ODIs.
Steven Lynch is the editor of the updated edition of Wisden on the Ashes