In the annals of cricket –August 2016 would probably be the busiest month in the history of cricket. As the month ended there were 21 matches/57 Inns of all format played in 31 days of cricket. These games were hosted by 8 countries (Eng, Scotland, Ireland, Zimbabwe, South Africa, West Indies, USA). The apex of this busy period was on 30th Aug when England posted the highest total in the history of one day cricket. They scored 444 against Pakistan beating previous record of 443 scored by Sri Lanka against Netherlands 10 years ago(July 2006).
The month of August featured 6700 scoring shots and along with extras(736 ) it produced 13652 runs from facing 20959 balls. In the bargain teams lost 424 wickets.
The Test cricket was moving at 3.20 per over, with every 4 balls one scoring shot was played, and every 10 overs(59.20 balls/wkt) a wicket would fall.
The one day cricket was progressing at 5.50 per over with every second ball a scoring was played. Thanks to England’s mammoth score the frequency of boundary was every 10.81 balls.
August month had only two T20I matches played. It was sort of a introduction of cricket for the Americans. They witnessed feast of boundaries(Frequency : every 4 balls) at Lauderhill, Florida.
For individual performance, there were 24 centuries for batsmen, and 15 five wicket haul for bowlers.
Here is a brief analysis of all cricket format that was played in the month of August 2016.
|Runs per over||3.20||5.50||10.50||3.90|
|Scoring shots/100 balls||25.00||49.10||67.60||32.00|
|Balls per scoring shots||4.00||2.00||1.50||3.10|
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