The sporting week in numbers

England's Frank Lampard, right shakes hands with Brazil's Fred, at the end match during following their international soccer game at Wembley stadium in London. Photo / AP
England's Frank Lampard, right shakes hands with Brazil's Fred, at the end match during following their international soccer game at Wembley stadium in London. Photo / AP

The sporting week in numbers, compiled by APNZ

7:02 - Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych and Lukas Rosol beat Switzerland's Stanislas Warwinka and Marco Chuidinelli 24-22 in the fifth set of the longest-ever Davis Cup match last weekend. In what was the second-longest tennis match in history, the Czechs finally triumphed after converting their 13th match point.

4 - England beat Brazil at football for the fourth time in history and the first time since 1990 after a 2-1 triumph at Wembley on Thursday. England's Ashley Cole and Brazil's Ronaldinho won their 100th cap for the countries in the friendly, with the latter missing an early penalty.

23 - The Houston Rockets tied an NBA record with 23 three-pointers in their 140-109 win over Golden State Warriors on Wednesday. The number was also a franchise record and featured five triples from Jeremy Lin, a career-high for the point guard.

60 - Sonny Bill Williams may meet his match when he faces South African opponent Francois Botha in Brisbane tonight. The 'White Buffalo' has 60 professional bouts to his name and has fought - and lost to - Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Wladimir Klitschko and Lennox Lewis.

-15 - The Wellington Phoenix now have the worst goal difference in the A-League after being thumped 5-0 by leaders Central Coast Mariners on Thursday night. The Phoenix sit second-bottom, have the second-worst attack in the league (22 goals scored) and the second-worst defence (37 goals conceded).

20 - A remarkable 20 wickets fell on day one of the Plunket Shield cricket match between Canterbury and Northern Districts at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Thursday. Each side got through a completed innings before stumps were called and only Cantabrian Peter Fulton (52) was able to register a half-century.

1000 - During Peter Fulton's knock against Northern Districts this week he became only the third man in domestic cricket in New Zealand to score 1000 runs for one major association against all five others. Michael Papps and Mathew Sinclair are the other two players who have completed the feat.

1000 - It might be the same number again, but Kiwi jockey Lisa Allpress became the first woman to ride 1000 winners in New Zealand during the week when she brought Kekova past the winner's post first in race seven at Tauherenikau on Wednesday.

25,000 - Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett became the 16th player in NBA history to score 25,000 points when he clocked in with 15 points as the Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers 116-95 today (Fri 8/2). Garnett was drafted as a high school player in 1995 by the Minnesota Timberwolves and has gone on to forge one of the most distinguished careers in league history. The 36-year-old is in his 18th season in the NBA and won a championship in 2008 with the Celtics.

34 - America's greatest sporting show, the Super Bowl, was delayed for 34 minutes on Monday (NZT) when the Superdome in Louisiana suffered a partial power outage in the stadium. Eventually, the Baltimore Ravens ground their way to a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in one of the more memorable Super Bowls in recent history. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was named the game's most valuable player and looks set to sign a huge contract extension with the franchise he has played for since 2008.


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