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Four in four, and stands by Nos. 10 and 11



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Packed tours, and Shiv's late stumping



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Half-century of boundaries, and miserly bowlers

Also, best percentage of hundreds to innings, most frequent appearances on the Lord's honours board, most first-class fifties, and Sanga and Mahela's twin totals... more

Sanga's record, and No. 10 highs

Also, lowest winning totals, two hat-tricks against the same team, and most number of not-outs in first-class cricket... more

Craig's list, and Shillingford's smiting

Also, New Zealand's Caribbean record, England's youngest double-centurions, and four-fors without fivers... more

Lord's tourists, and twin tons

Also, keepers scoring hundreds in the same ODI, beating Chennai Super Kings, and most ducks in an innings... more

Twins scores, and most caught-behinds

Also, IPL century in an unsuccessful chase, oldest living Indian Test player, Eranga's firsts, and playing for England and Australia... more

Jack the Ripper the Cricketer

Also, the oldest IPL player, the first Test triple-century by a captain, Test caps in the 90s, and keepers with no wickets... more

The boys from St Lucia, and captains' ten-fors

Also, losing a T20 without losing a wicket, biggest difference between scores in an innings, keepers without dismissals, and bowlers without wickets... more

Trott's sixes, and Tayfield's dots

Also, two fifties and a five-for in a Test, most runs before turning 30, identical scores by openers, and most fifties in an ODI... more

Wisden's oldest and youngest, and out for 99

Also, the Pringles' World Cup record, winning the most successive tosses, and most runs in T20s... more

Botham's record, and Somerset's near-miss

Also, a ton of IPL matches, youngest Australians in World Cups, longest wait for a first-class hundreds, and the Don's lack of fifties... more

Dhoni's 600, and Brett Lee's fives

Also, youngest captains, run out in both innings of a Test, England's oldest surviving Test player, and women's T20 tons... more

Ducks, and a tadpole

Also, most World T20 caps, most Test lbws, low-scoring Test wins, and a quartet of tons in an ODI... more

Ducks, stumpings, and hundreds across formats

Ducks inflicted and collected, highest percentage of team runs, and big hauls in all three formats... more

Chasing centuries, and rocketing run rates

A T20 special that includes worst bowling figures, lowest team totals, and minnow wins... more

Twenty for two, and Baz's T20 record

Also, the oldest man to score an ODI century on debut, four innings on the same day, poor double-centurions, and the rugby relative... more

The most sixes, and most successive fifties

Also, twin hundreds in South Africa, T20's leading run scorer and wicket-taker, and more on innings hoggers... more

Solo efforts, and old man Misbah

Also, most runs in international cricket without a duck, 50 Test wickets in three months, and a footballer's cricketing nephew... more

Leg-before for 266, and a dozen left-handers

Also, most consecutive ODIs, 40-year-old Test players, five-fors in tandem, and most wins by an Asian... more

Baz's Basin feats, and Ireland the giant slayer

Also, centurion No. 8s, cricketers nicknamed "Stumpy", and youngest List A players... more

Johnson's demolition, and last stands

Also, most runs in a 50th Test, most keeping dismissals without a stumping, and greatest difference between innings scores in a Test... more

Triples trivia, and ducks in large totals

Also, openers who have scored centuries in the same Test innings, most lbws in an innings, and lowest T20 totals not featuring ducks... more

Most wickets for a captain, and bye-less totals

Also, No. 11's sixes, 150-plus scores, most half-centuries in an innings, and the story of Banger and Bangers... more

Fast scoring, and an unwanted double

Also, Kohli's race to 6000, left-armers' series records, losing despite scoring higher, and when all 11 bowled... more

Lyon's feat, and Morgan's maximums

Also, nervous nineties, most keeping dismissals on debut, 100 successive Tests, and most lefties in an XI... more

Fast scoring, and Warner's odd double

Also, most Test runs without a duck, unchanged XIs, umpires partial to lbws, and most balls bowled without a Test wicket... more

Haddin's haul, and unchanged teams

Also, highest total without extras, most match awards in a series, South African centurions in their final Tests, and century stands in both innings... more

A record for de Kock, and one for Taylor

Also, stumps as souvenirs, fastest to 4000 ODI runs, T20 allrounders, and Sydney's Brewongle Stand... more

A unique double, and an Ashes record

Also, all-round feats in a match, debutant captains, most runs by Under-25s, and fathers and sons playing together... more

Kohli's runs, and lots of catches

Also, six-for losers, fastest keeper to 100 dismissals, Clifford Roach's unbreakable records, and keeper-captain feats... more

Rohit's target, and twin milestones

Also, fastest to 100 Test caps, England's Gabba record, Tendulkar's dry run, and most Test team-mates... more

Long careers, and young achievers

Also, fastest to 100 Test wickets, biggest difference in first- and second-innings performances, and scoring hundreds in first two Test innings... more

Rohit's record, and Ashwin's feat

Also, lowest "missing scores", a hundredth ODI on one's birthday, and West Indians with 20,000 international runs... more

Six fests, and No. 7 centurions

Also, losing one-dayers by a run, five-fors in ODIs, and making your Test debut on your birthday... more

Solkar's catches, and an unrelated record

Also, the oldest Pakistan Test debutant, biggest stands in one-day defeats, largest gaps between caps, and the youngest to 7000 Test runs... more

Unbroken stands, and Jaipur records

Also, most number of players in a Test series, most boundaries in an innings, and batsmen dismissed most often in the nineties... more

Sachin's records, and Gazi's double

Also, centuries by No. 8s, Dravid's nemesis, oldest surviving XI, and most five-fors in first-class... more

Fifty tons of runs, and no bowling in Tests

Also, umpiring record for county matches, most one-day runs without playing a Test, starting off against different teams, and England's youngest players... more

Schoolboy records, and Sunny's quick tons

Also, century-less batsmen, most stumpings in a career, oldest ODI debutants, and captains with five-fors in the same Test... more

Captains' tons, and Gilchrist's show

Also, most fifties without a hundred, Pakistan's narrowest losses, most overs bowled in a series, and most half-centuries in a calendar year... more

The quickest thousand, and five tons in a day

Also, captains' centuries in a match, Bangladesh's oldest debutant, most not-outs, and most 15-wicket hauls... more

An Irish riddle, and the percentage game

Also, ten individual wickets in a Test, low highest totals in series wins, all openers trapped leg before, and the oldest T20 debutant... more

Best birthdays, and Finch's flail

Also, highest T20 score in a losing cause, most overs by a quickie in a Test, fastest first-class fifty, and double on debut by a woman... more

Swann's swag, and Smiths' success

Also, Bradman's nemesis, most runs in a Test without a century, hundreds in final ODIs, and double-oh partners... more

Bell's target, and Vettori's double

Also, three centurions in one innings, run out in both innings, a century and a double in a match, and brotherly games... more

Third-innings heroes, and Aussie zeroes

Also, the most hundreds in an innings, Harvey's six, and the most Ashes Tests in a year... more

England's Ashes 3-0, and triples in all four innings

Also: Best bowling strike rates, five-fors on one-day debut, Welshmen who played for England, and most wickets in a bilateral ODI series... more

Bunnies and big scorers

Also: Australia's worst losing streak, Kohli's one-day record, the first South African to play for England, and England's whitewashes... more

Successive Ashes hundreds, and royal wicket-takers

Also: coming from behind to win a series, flourishing after 40, and Man-of-the-Match awards for players on the losing side... more

Record last-wicket stands, and teenage sensations

Also: highest scores by No. 11s, youngest bowlers to strike in Ashes series, and Ashton Agar's many records... more

Royal honours, and frugal averages

Also: highest ODI scores by not-out openers, shortest completed internationals, and most wickets by a visiting bowler in each country... more

Twenty for four, and ducks two ways

Also: most consecutive defeats, most innings without a duck, youngest Test players to die, and oldest ODI centurions... more

Lowest totals, and odd defeats

Also: lowest Test total without a duck, most wickets in Australia by a visiting bowler, centuries in 100th matches, and the biggest lead without enforcing a follow-on... more

An even innings, and a rapid 25

Also: the top left-arm spinners, the youngest to play his last Test, poorest five-fors, and centurion umpires... more

Guptill's record, and Tendulkar's ton at Lord's

Also: four fifties each in both innings, four captains in four Tests, the postman, and playing for two countries... more

Ronchi's rare double, and agreeing on a result

Also: most wickets without a ten-for, the biblical remark made to Plum Warner, youngest to 300 Test wickets, and a record of zero Tests in the family... more

The longest spell, and ten wickets and losing

Also: unchanged XIs, most wickets as captain, father and son's same stats, longest Test careers, and more Olympic gold stadiums... more

Monty's haul, and keeper-captains

Also: most Tests at Lord's, the Don's drop, Olympic gold stadium, and Mandela the cricketer... more

An un-watchful nightwatchman, and big losers

Also: best figures and a pair, most no-balls in a Test, keeper's catches, and when WG graced Trent Bridge... more

Two successive triples, and a losing double

Also: 40-year-old Indian Test players, Victor Eberle's costly drop, dismissed by the same bowler, and twice dismissed in a hat-trick... more

Grandfathers, bunnies, and old-timers

Also: cheapest four-fors, Queenstown captains, and Zimbabwe's Test wins... more

The quickest thousands, and the fastest collapses

Also: Zimbabweans with two hundreds in a Test, longest wait between Test and one-day debuts, most wickets in the IPL, and Bradman's stats... more

Most T20 hundreds, and most runs in a session

Also: most catches in a calendar year, longest wait for maiden Test wicket, most runs without being dismissed, and more on the worst bowling averages... more

Fulton's two, and Gavaskar's pile

Also: most balls taken to score a run, first Test on a Sunday, innings with no double figures, and the worst bowling averages... more

The mystery of the missing batsman

Also: lowest total in an innings win, most first-class runs in a season, whitewashing Australia, and the first umpire to stand in all ten countries... more

Debut stands, Patto's improvement

Also: old Indian debutants, fastest to 100 ODI wickets, most runs against Australia, and a quiz question... more

Eight tons, and Compton centuries

Also: Ceylonese players, starting with sixes, highest partnerships in a Test, and the longest streaks of not-outs... more

Clarke's closure, and Amarnath's strange double

Also: most wickets after 14 Tests, fastest to 1000 runs, biggest innings lead in defeat, and Lock and Laker's records... more

Seven men bowled, and Yousuf's purple patch

Also: most economical figures in ODIs and T20s, stumped in the first over of a Test, 100 wickets at a venue, and longest wait to complete a hat-trick... more

Abbott's start, and Dhoni's blitz

Also: most innings between centuries, ten-fors in defeats, shortest international innings, and starting with a stumping... more

Most sixes, and 500 one-day wins

Also: twin hundreds by Indians against the Aussies, youngest to 7000 runs, top-scoring extras, and outscoring the opposition's total... more

Bowler-captains, and bowling records

Also: near quadruples, most top-order dismissals, hundreds in each innings, and an allrounder nicknamed Popeye... more

Captains with glasses, and batsmen with tons

Also: most ducks in an ODI series, opening double-ton stands in the same match, most wickets in a calendar year, and most centuries in the County Championship... more

Batting survivors, and bowling centurions

Also: highest ground in the world, most run-outs in an ODI, fastest to 1000 runs and 100 wickets, and most innings without a duck... more

May's golf, and BJ's double

Also: top-order debuts, highest match aggregates with no hundreds, triple one-cap-wonders, and Supertest centuries... more

Big leads, and lefties galore

Also: highest scores in a final Test, longest unchanged XIs, scoring most of the team's runs, and identical first and last matches... more

Greig's long run, and Jadeja's long spell

Also: wicket with first ball, playing against your country, losing Players of the Matches, and Tendulkar's first-class ducks... more

Fast hundreds, and batting for a month

Also: most Test runs in sixes, career winning streaks, most ducks in an innings, and best figures in a defeat... more

Mitchells hog the show

Also: pairs on debut, players with most team-mates, and most overs bowled in a day in Tests... more

Faf's average, and Lyon's thriftiness

Also: highest percentage of overs bowled in a Test, scoring and conceding a hundred on debut, batsmen who were bowled the most, and the Maritzburg Mamba... more

First-day frolics, and centuries from No. 10

Also: back-to-back doubles, most runs between dismissals, and participating in all ten dismissals... more

Clarke's mark, and boring scoring

Also: the lowest average among five-time centurions, KP's run record, most maiden overs bowled, and most Tests without a wicket... more

Vernon's best, and Rahul's record

Also: XIs of only right-handers, best bowling on captaincy debut, most innings without being stumped, and the Peshawar Rickshaw... more

Kohli's record, and a victory drought

Also: big leads in defeats, highest score in Sri Lanka, Bradman's nemesis, and Ponting's fast-bowling cousin... more

Big match aggregates, and big-hitting batsmen

Also: highest scores on debut against India, most ducks inflicted, the highest T20 total, and the fastest Indian to 50 Test wickets... more

Seven wicket-takers in an innings, and trans-Tasman travellers

Also: rugby siblings, a First World War victim, longest gaps between first-class and Test debuts, and a foreword written by a dog... more

Malinga's misery, and Tasmania's tightness

Also: 99 not out in T20s, Bradman's run-outs, captains with pairs, and an offie nicknamed Roo... more

T20 hundreds from low down, and doing well in defeat

Also: Tennyson's Test-playing relation, India-Pakistan World Cup stats, and playing without bails and stumps... more

Ramps' record, and a mystery man

Also: highest score in a follow-on, dismissing all 11 batsmen, and the best figures for New Zealand... more

Greenidge's feat, and a greencard feat

Also: most Test wickets at a foreign ground, title followed by relegation, huge margins of victory, and big World Cup chases... more

Amla's average, and World Twenty20 records

Also: lower-order T20 fifties, most ODI half-centuries without getting hundreds, and two tons on debut and two on farewell... more

Another record for Amla, and 99 stands

Also: three stumpings in an ODI, winning by an innings after scoring 153, and more... more

Amla's record, and Bradman's near-miss

Also: two hundreds and two five-fors in the same match, superb seasons without centuries, and most team runs during a player's innings... more

Big losing partnerships, and a professional problem

Also: most wickets at Lord's, a captain's knock from No. 8, playing three U-19 World Cups, and most wickets in a three-Test series... more

Consistent bowlers, and invisible keepers

Also: most Tests at a ground, nervous nineties at Lord's, 0 for 1 twice, and a cricketer nicknamed Badger... more

Sandham's odd record, and Boucher's missing catch

Also: best figures in final Tests, winning without taking 20 wickets, and the batsman nicknamed Croucher... more

Sangakkara's record, and single-figure sorrow

Also: most runs in a series without a century, most wickets in a career without a five-for, and New Zealand's Caribbean record... more

Bowling a hoop downhill, and uphill averages

Also: five wickets before the first day's lunch, two hat-tricks in 90 minutes, T20 records, and those who weren't Wisden Cricketers of the Year... more

Walters, Agarkar, and the records no one wants

Also: fewest wickets lost in a win, first-class doubles, longest gaps between first-class and Test debuts, and a cricketer from M*A*S*H... more

Pakistan's late starters, and a regal riddle

Also: innings with no double figures, John Reid's frigid six, and incredible keeping records... more

First-class highs, and many double-centurions

Also: Sangakkara's 190s, West Indies' overseas players, and ODIs in which all ten were caught ... more

Sanga's near-miss, and Test cricket's priests

Also: innings with no double figures, Ranji record-holders, longest bowling spells, most double-tons, and early No. 3s... more

The Don deprived, and England's streak

Also: the Travolta of cricket, No. 10 centurions, Bresnan's run, and run out on 199 twice... more

Best's best, and Edgbaston's boys

Also: nearly carrying the bat, most pairs in Tests, and the highest score before lunch... more

Gaffer's super digits, and several sixes

Also: a hat-trick but not quite, caught behind plenty, longest pre-war survivors, and most hundreds in ODI wins... more

Captains' hundreds, and a family dismissal

Also: first-class centuries on the same day, the Don's nineties, and Gavaskar's dislike for Lord's... more

Broad's unique feat, and the Grizz

Also: hitting the winning runs in your only Test, highest score when all 40 fell, West Indies' Lord's double-centurion, and centuries by new-ball bowlers... more

England's families, and Gabriel's start

Also: double and a ton in the same innings, Tendulkar's predecessor, T20 hat-tricks, and county hoppers... more

Trumper and the frogs

Also: the last lob bowler, the last everyday hero, cricketers at Wimbledon, and more shared birthdays... more

Declaring behind and winning, and doing well but losing

Also: most Tests as a captain, Blowers' near-Test debut, nine bowleds in an innings, and racquet-wielding cricketers... more

Tight-fisted in T20, and a shared birthday

Also: centuries in a collapse, lowest score to carry his bat, the longest over, and a cricketing victim of the September 11 attack... more

A Lord's conundrum, and a Titanic victim

Also: the youngest bowler to take a wicket, the author of Flying Stumps, and 19th century selectorial issues... more

Winning without taking a wicket, and Ponting's record

Also: five hundreds in an innings, captains' fourth-innings tons, all ten bowled, and most overs bowled in an innings... more

Guptill's feat and his feet

Also: career captains, most Test runs without a duck, most runs in a successful chase, and most runs in away matches... more

Philander, and an opening paradox

Also: three six-fors in one Test, most runs in a Test by a keeper, Greenidge's autobiography, and players who died young... more

Afridi's strike rate, and Amir's ban

Also: grounds with one Test hundred, cricket at a curling club, Tendulkar's hundreds in defeats, and Test players born in the USA... more

Five for none, and Sachin's 100th

Also: highest percentage of runs in ODIs, most stumpings by a bowler, oldest Ranji Trophy player, and very international debuts... more

Warner's hundreds, and the Italian job

Also: the Gabba's top scorers, the Don v the rest, longest wait for an ODI hundred, and single-game venues... more

Watson's sixes, and Dilshan's disappointments

Most balls faced in an innings, players named after towns, 99 and measles, and Bradman's triples... more

Gambhir's near-misses, and Levi's sixes

Players who lost most Tests, captains with most ODIs, players born on the Isle of Wight, and a septuagenarian first-class debutant ... more

Hussey's spooky double, and streaks by the Don and Dhoni

Also, highest T20 chases, fastest to 3000 ODI runs, and most one-day hundreds without sixes... more

Lots of lbws, and Marsh's misery

Also, winning after being dismissed for under 100, youngest to 6000 runs, and players named Valentine... more

January madness, and the worst collapses

Also, identical scores, fastest to 100 wickets, two farewell hundreds and 20 wickets in a day... more

Bailey's beginning, and Hogg's homecoming

Also, records for neutral venues, fastest hundreds and most expensive T20 overs... more

Ajmal's lbws, and better first-day hauls

And an away losses record that India will hope not to equal... more

Tales of Bond and Rhodes

Also: Most runs at an overseas Test ground, most run-outs, pre-war hit-wickets, and carrying the bat in the fourth innings... more

Kallis' feat, and Kumble's record

Also: Clarke's records, feasting on hundreds while Tendulkar starves, five-fors to begin with... more

A big aggregate, and a good start

Also: half-centuries galore, a century of stumpings, Shakib's record, and most pairs in Tests... more

Hughes' familiar problem, and Steyn's wickets

One-wicket wins, oldest Australian Test players, and catches on debut... more

Sehwag beaten by a lady, and Taylor out for zero

One-wicket wins, oldest Australian Test players, and catches on debut... more

Mumbai masala

Level scores, six half-centuries, a hundred with a five-for, and another Tendulkar record - it all happened at the Wankhede... more

New records, and ignoring The Don

Openers going out with two fat ladies, a poll with shocking results, and other such fun trivia... more

Nervous nineties, and family fifties

Also: total number of male internationals, Tests and T20s but no ODIs, and when all 11 had a bowl... more

All about Cape Town

The Test at Newlands has launched a thousand questions (or so it seems)... more

Five five-fors, and fake deaths

Round 100s and awards on debut, most doubles, and the original one-cap wonder... more

Dhoni's not-outs, and twin tons in vain

Highest identical scores in each innings, T20s and nothing else, most sixes in Tests, and hat-tricks of bowleds... more

The day everyone was playing

Most players fielded in a year, bowlers' most agonising days, most runs in boundaries in a T20, and more... more

When Freddie was dropped by a Flintoff

Opening and closing with fivers, most first-class tons without one in Tests, a duck like the Don's, and more... more

Hobbs' hundreds, and Tendulkar's twelves

The last runner, the "Blocker", triples against South Africa, and the 249 myth... more

Low winning T20 totals, and the most defeats

Highest totals without centuries, most runs in the final 10 innings, big names who weren't Wisden cricketers, and more... more

Expensive bowlers, and inexpensive batsmen

Australian centuries on debut, left-hand stands, fastest to 1000 one-day runs, and when Ponting didn't bat at No. 3... more

Family tons, and Australia's West Indian

Ten-wicket double-hundreds, winning after conceding big, Bradman's centuries, and Lawry's leg-befores... more

Bowling equality, and good grounds for tourists

Also: playing Tests without knowing it, not playing Tests after taking 2000 first-class wickets, myths about Miandad, and the opener who was never dismissed... more

Lyon's feat, and Ponting's ton

Also: captaining against your old team, highest series averages without centuries, Zimbabweans who've carried the bat, and cricketers born in Germany... more

Pretty old and young things

Also: most balls faced in an innings, highest scores of 199, longest gaps between Tests, and two-country men in ODIs... more

Tendulkar's tribulations, and the nervous 290s

Also: openers with king pairs, winning big after conceding a first-innings lead, impressive ODI starts, and longest survivors after Test debuts... more

Clarke's catches, and Johnson's joy

Also: the oldest fast bowler, the youngest in the 400 club, hundreds in first and last Tests, and the story of Vic Stollmeyer... more

Bresnan's start, and Bradman's finish

Also: pairs of half-centuries and five-fors, dismissed off the first ball of either innings, and hypothetical career stats for Brian Close... more

Century stands in low totals, and Boycs' golden pair

Also: scoring 99 and a duck, the quickest to 100 ODI wickets, fewest bowlers in a win, and the youngest and oldest triple-centurions... more

When the top two batted together

Also: when all four openers were lefties and when all four innings were played on the same day... more

Vengsarkar, Gooch, and India's favourite ground

All to do with England v India and records at Lord's... more

Twin eighties, and young Lord's centurions

Also: hundreds in first and last ODIs, oldest Pakistan Test players, the biography of Bill Woodfull, and all the runs ever scored in international cricket... more

Two Twenty20 tons, and wickets with catches

Also: centuries by the tail, South Asian averages in England, most runs by captains in a series, and a Tendulkar dismissal... more

The best visitors, and a No. 11's triple connection

Also: most runs without a double-ton, two doubles in a game, centuries on Test and one-day debuts, and the best Ashes hauls... more

A Hungarian, and hungry for runs

Also: Amit Mishra's runless streak, Geoff Griffin's Lord's tragedy, and top-scoring No. 9s... more

Dilshan's Lord's record, and a ten-for but not much more

Also: a five-for against every team, most dot balls, longest gaps between games, and the shortest Test innings... more

Sri Lanka's collapse, and the shortest innings

Also, duckless batsmen, the leading wicket-taker for the shortest time, and top-scoring No. 11s... more

Lillee's keeper, and losing from 500

Most wickets in England-Sri Lanka Tests, most Test wins, the longest gap between hundreds, and the oldest player to get a maiden ton... more

A lot of lbws, but a lack of fifties

Last week's Providence Test throws up a lot of interesting trivia... more

Gilbert, Gillespie, and a missed hat-trick

Also, first-class ties, England's double-captain, and the lowest total in one-dayers to include a century... more

The prisoner, and a parliamentary Prideaux

Also, the worst bowling strike-rates, cricketers named "Scrubs" and "Tufty", and most dismissals on first-class debut... more

Viv's slow start, and Ryan's awesome average

Also, a first-class baby, Tendulkar's nineties, Murali's ducks, and a triple in the second... more

Ngoche's noughts, and Cook's hundreds

And: Nairobi's record, Compo's football career, nine bowlers in an innings, and more on Bradman's India trip ... more

Broken bats, and Bradman on board

And: Watson's records, a triple with a borrowed bat, and signing off with a double ... more

The five-wicket over, and the uncapped scorer of 400

Also: the most sixes in an ODI innings, and players who've scored hundreds in their final World Cup match... more

Mahela's miss, and a spooky stat

Also: stranded on 99, the most hundreds in a World Cup, the most Man-of-the-Match awards, and more... more

Afridi's target, and Tharanga's record

Playing for India and Pakistan, Tendulkar's World Cup runs and one-day losses, and eight-ball nostalgia... more

Clarke's tattoo, and Ponting's record

Most sixes in a World Cup innings, unbeaten zeroes, uninterrupted by zeroes, and starting and finishing with ten-fors... more

Associate hundreds, and Tahir's average

Six-fors at No. 6, careers without sixes, longest innings at Lord's, and more... more

O'Brien's record, and the young ones

World Cup's fathers and sons, hogging the strike, birthday scores, and lots of Afridi... more

Tahir's four, Afridi's nine, and ten Doeschate

Also, most wides conceded in a game, and centuries on World Cup debut... more

Captain v captain, and some World Cup firsts

Also, a Man of the Match who didn't bat, didn't take wickets or catches, and didn't make a stumping... more

A hat-trick specialist, and Ganguly's unique feat

And the most recent Test from which there remain no survivors to tell the tale... more

No sixes, and everyone still alive

Also: over a dozen sixes in an ODI innings, the smallest duckless totals, youngest five-for takers, and most runs in a loss... more

The real Unbowlable, and birthday hundreds

Also, Australia's Australia Day record, century and five-for on debut, fourth-innings best, and captaincy waits... more

Watson's rare double, and twin nineties

Also, captains dismissed on 99, Martin's crawl to fame, half-centuries on debut, and the youngest umpires... more

Watson's near-miss, and round hundreds

Stranded on 99, the most ODI runs at a ground by a player, and the slowest ODI hundreds... more

Three innings wins, and hundreds from 7 and 8

Also, three successive 150-plus scores, Tendulkar's many team-mates, a hat-trick and goodbye, and the original sub... more

Unadkat's dream debut, and Kallis' long wait

Massive first-innings deficits, regaining the Ashes overseas, Border's unique feat, and more... more

Bumble's almost unique feat, and a hat-trick of stumpings

Also, hat-tricks in Tests and ODIs, a cricketing clue in Hymns Ancient and Modern, the oldest to 200 wickets, and the origin of "plumb"... more

The winningest players, and Harris' rare pair

Also, winning with most wickets in hand, centurion stumper, captains' five-fors, and most run-outs in an innings... more

A score of 2 for 3, and a Wessels family double

Out on first ball of a venue, out without facing a ball, a pair after 200, and more... more

Ashes first-ballers, and big differences in scores

Also, the most overs bowled by one man in a series, the most inexperienced attacks, and Tendulkar's World Cup records... more

Harbhajan's double, and Sammy's start

Centuries after a pair, most World Cups, making debuts on the same day, Kuwait-born cricketers, and more... more

Top-scoring No. 11s and non-scoring debutants

Most ducks in ODIs, oldest maiden centurions, Fridays in cricket, and more ... more

Young centurions, and big last-wicket stands

Big-scoring No. 8s, most bowleds in an innings, most overs played in an innings, the worst bowling averages, and more... more

An average question, and a lot about ducks

Plus, opening the batting and the bowling, and waiting the longest for your maiden Test wicket... more

Overworked runners, and forlorn chasers

Also, most sixes in an innings, century on debut while chasing, umpiring before playing, and longest waits for five-fors... more

Scoring big and losing, and scoring big and winning

Tendulkar as the first wicket, playing at the most grounds, whole figures for all bowlers in an innings, and more ... more

Sehwag's record, and Sangakkara's shortage

Plus: the same score by both teams in a Test, Ponting's tormentors, and the most prolific Ashes bowlers... more

Cricketing prime ministers, and Ganguly's record

A catch off your first ball in the field, the last England-born England XI, highest average at No. 6, and more... more

Finishing with a flourish, and a boxing connection

Farewell with 5 for 1, most ODIs without being run out, a hat-trick off two balls, and more... more

Stirling's gold, and the not-so-roaring forties

The highest wicket-taker in the IPL, the declaration of war, Fagge's claim to fame, and the biggest stands involving a score of under 50... more

Doug's slow start, and the decade leaders

Fastest to 2000 one-day runs, oldest surviving Test players, and a Beefy and Tugga face-off... more

Percentage partnerships, and tall Test centurions

Fathers and sons with Test tons, lowest first-innings totals in wins, most ducks in a match, and the only Test cricketer born in Malaysia... more

First-ball troubles, and a score of 615 for 1

A century and a five-for on the same day, Kane's lucky 13, nineties' without hundreds, and a two-sided stand... more

The best over-30s, and a player with 12 fingers

Fourth-innings high scores, Humayun's dull debut, homeward bound, ODIs without extras, and more... more

Warne's batting, and a blind date for ODIs

The oldest double-centurion, more hundreds than fifties, out on 99, more late arrivals, and more... more

Late arrivals, and five five-fors in a Test

Fastest to 7000 and 8000, inflicting most ducks on debut, Manjrekar's ground record, and more... more

Expensive debuts, and Ireland's Test men

Opening agonies, the Tendulkar-Waugh record, most Tests missed, and home runs in cricket... more

Murali's magic, and Australian collapses

Five-fors and ten-fors against all teams, Raina's captaincy record, an update on ball changes, and more... more

Honours boards, and bored with the ball

Bowling unchanged through an innings, fifties in consecutive Tests, Bangladesh's most dependable batsmen, and more... more

Neutral Tests, and big age gaps

Biggest first-innings deficits that were overcome, the largest percentage of caught-and-bowleds, keepers' clean sheets, and more... more

McCullum's record hunt, and Kallis' near-miss

Most consecutive internationals, stranded on 99, starting off with two sixes, and more... more

Australia's youngest, and double one-cap wonders

Most fifties in an ODI innings, the same team scores in both innings of a Test, and the highest innings score in the West Indies... more

Tons as captain, and ducks in run-fests

Trueman's rant, India's most successful leader, most hit-wicket dismissals, and more... more

Maiden Test victims, and out at 99

Hit-wicket in Twenty20, the earliest birth date in Tests, the "Flatcapinator", and a player's confession... more

Run out on debut, and cricketing families

The cheapest five-fors, no five-fors, record stands by women, a cricketer nicknamed Oswald, and more... more

Debut stands, and a captain called Monkey

Ramps' average ratio, players who have been Mankaded, football-playing cricket stars, and more... more

Best in losses, and 'English' wins

The Don's golden ducks, whites in ODIs, the oldest living Test players, and more... more

Rapid runs, and sibling stands

Keeper-captains, cricket's Commonwealth appearances, "unusual" careers, TB after 200, and more... more

Cricketing MPs, and stumped off a wide

Diamond ducks, five-for maidens, 20 in Twenty20, losing declarations, and more... more

Stodge and Splodge and Duckworth and Lewis

The one-Test doc, quinquagenarian Test players, most runs in ODIs and in Twenty20s, and more... more

Bollinger's near-miss, and Test-playing Zambians

The fastest to 50 wickets, lowest team totals yet to be made, most ODIs without a Test, most not-outs in first-class cricket, and more... more

Winning everywhere, and double-bouncers

Bradman's three-over century, Tendulkar's one miss, most runs conceded without a wicket, the devil's score, and more... more

Double top-scorers, and a question of ratios

Rhodes' young team-mates, playing internationals before first-class, most wickets against a side, five-fors on debut, and more... more

Johnson's rare double, and Martin's looming milestone

Ten-for and a pair of spectacles, where Tom will beat Pidge, a Bradman-special PO Box, and more... more

Jack the Ripper and Jack the Gripper

A cricketer suspected of being a serial killer, fact and fiction about the Pataudis, and the day Tendulkar played for Pakistan... more

Morgan's unique feat, unlikely defeats, and famous Kenyans

Scoring ODI hundreds for two countries, losses despite two hundreds, most run-outs in an innings, and a rumour about Tendulkar ... more

KP's record, and a man called Foffie

The highest batting average in ODIs, the highest match aggregate in Twenty20s, most runs and wickets at a ground, and most 150s... more

Debut doubles, and the most runs before lunch

Barath and Amre's unique feat, 1000 first-class runs as a teen, most catches in an ODI, and more... more

Tendulkar's mileage, and the woman who beat him

The distance Sachin has run between wickets, the highest List A scores, most balls faced in ODIs, and the paw-word... more

Amla's feats, and innings defeats

Scoring two hundreds in a Test and losing, the most boundaries in an ODI innings, the most runs in a two-Test series, and forewords contributed by the most unlikely people... more

Steyn's near-miss, and sibling rivalry

Quickest to 200 wickets, brothers on opposing teams, out lbw the most, and more... more

Border's unique feat, and the teesra

Scoring 150 in both innings, scoring 99 in ODIs, taking 999 wickets, and more... more

Harris' record, and Haddin's near miss

Most consecutive five-fors, quickest to 100 dismissals, victories by extras, and biggest stands by lefties... more

Gambhir's hundreds and Ponting's pair

The most hundreds in a row, the most innings without a duck, and more on the costliest drops... more

Tale of the toss, and expensive drops

Cashing in on reprieves, captains with 10 in a Test, maiden hundreds that turned into triples, and the most centuries in a year... more

Low winning totals, and identical scores

The smallest winning first-innings totals, two 49s in a Test, and Tendulkar's lowest match aggregates... more

The best by 10 and 11, and young 200s

Tenth-wicket century stands, the total number of Test runs scored, and a debut hundred in the second innings... more

High percentages, and high totals without hundreds

The highest totals without a hundred, bowlers who took seven in their last Test, and grandfather-father-son combinations... more

Carrying the bat, and scoring 700 and losing

Batting through an innings, the 100-Test club, double internationals, and pairs after centuries... more

Not-out hundreds, and just missing them

Unbeaten on a ton in both innings, the lowest average among century-makers, the lowest-scoring captains, and Dravid's Scotland stint... more

Barath's debut feat, and Umar Akmal's too

Most Test wins by an Indian, most wins by anybody, centuries in low totals, and low career averages... more

Seven tons in a Test, and Murali's travails

The most hundreds in a match, teams scoring 400 in both innings, and both wicketkeepers scoring centuries... more

Test cricket's lack of centurions, and the most ODI runs without a hundred

Captaining on debut, the highest all-out ODI score and the most lbws in an innings and match ... more

Another record for Tendulkar, and no fifties

Big scores on the losing side, the best Test bowling figures by leggies and slow left-armers, and out on the first ball of a Twenty20... more

Hundreds against Australia, and 300 partnerships

Captains who've made ODI centuries against Australia, the most runs in a Test on debut, and the most runs in an ODI series... more

Masakadza's record, and the biggest differentials

The only player to have scored 150 twice in a one-day series, the commentator who's done the most Tests, and the worst-titled cricket books... more

The tallest players, and most ODIs without a duck

No. 11 top-scoring, most wickets without a five-for, and identical scores in both innings of a Test ... more

The largest crowds, and the fewest bowlers

Two bowlers doing the business by themselves, the highest ODI score by a No. 8, and the man called Scooter ... more

The Don's average, and Dhoni's wicket

Chronic lbw candidates, king pairs off the first ball of the innings, and the Australian Pakistani ... more

Most ducks, the cheapest seven-for, and "Paddles"

Hundreds by the top four in an innings, the most stumpings in ODIs, and the city with six international venues ... more

England's worst one-day run, and an innings of 298

A team of 11 first-class centurions, most catches before a stumping, and the man with more centuries than some teams put together ... more

Big scores without byes, and big scores on debut

Out for 99 on ODI debut, the oldest centurions on ODI debut, and a player called Sunny Jim, and players of Chinese descent to have played international cricket ... more

Fastest to 1000 runs, and twin nineties

Out just short of a hundred twice in a Test, largest stands by a pair of debutants, run out for ducks on debut, and stumped in both innings... more

Carrying bat on debut, and most sixes in an innings

Openers who hung around, caught and bowled twice by the same bowler in a Test, and the lowest average among bowlers with over 300 wickets ... more

Losing causes, and debut run-outs

Unavailing long innings, the highest ODI score, the most centuries in a losing cause, and a cricketer-turned-drummer... more

Long gaps, Oval stats, and opening bats

Twenty-two years between Tests, both openers scoring centuries, and triples without a six... more

The fastest pair, and the worst bowling figures

Dismissed twice in a minute, wicketless for 259, and five-county professionals... more

Miandad's record, and an ambidextrous bowler

Nine innings and as many fifties, ambidextrous bowlers, and the longest wait for a Test century... more

Most runs in a day, and the mystery man on the honours board

More than 500 in a day, men on both honours boards at Lord's, the most matches before a first-class ton, and the most bowled dismissals in an innings... more

A lack of ducks, and a surfeit of lbws

The most games since debut without being out for 0, captaincy on debut, three centuries in four days, and the players closest to 100 first-class hundreds... more

Four tons in an innings, and starting big but losing

Four-thirty-five and losing, Pakistan's lowest Test totals, and the most prolific Australian... more

Winning the first Ashes Test, and losing at Lord's

The closest encounters, the highest individual score on the losing side, and the most experienced umpires - in this Ashes special edition... more

Middle-order centuries, and Flintoff's middling form

Yuvraj beats de Silva's record, Flintoff's last century, two hat-tricks in a Test, and most sixes in a first-class match... more

Most maidens in a Test, and most wickets in a T20 international

Hard-to-score-off bowlers, Umar Gul's Twenty20 exploits, the corpse with pads on, and West Indies' national anthem... more

Slow centuries, and Kamran Akmal's new record

No boundaries in hundreds, four stumpings in an innings, and the bail that wouldn't budge... more

The 3000th Test century, and the longest Twenty20 innings

The most balls faced by a batsman in a Twenty20 international, all four innings in one day, and most wickets away from home... more

Not enforcing the follow-on and losing, and old bowlers

When teams paid for not forcing the issue, the oldest to take five- and 10-fors, Charlie Griffith's book, the fearsome foursome, and Bradman the bowler... more

Nourse's unique feat, and Afghanistan's winning start

A duck followed by a double, the highest total in a first international, and the most searched-for player on Cricinfo ... more

The worst Test batsman, and knowing your Onions

Bowlers who didn't care much about batting, and ones who took their first three wickets in the same over... more

Double-figure specialists, and England's best No. 3

Most scores of 10 and over in a row, most runs for England at first drop, and the 100th Test venue... more

Dishing out ducks, and a dearth of right-handers

Bowlers responsible for the most zeroes, the lowest ODI totals never scored, and centuries in 50th Tests... more

Low bowling averages, and unproductive Test careers

The most effective international bowlers, a century of ducks, the most Man-of-the-Match awards in a losing cause, and batting in every position... more

The worst starts, and the best records against Australia

Zero for 4 and all that, an old Australian foe, and most ducks in ODIs ... more

Dhoni's unusual double, and Ronchi's rare feat

Catches and runs, catches off the first ball, Twenty20 tons, and the largest fourth-innings totals that didn't make the mark... more

The longest careers, and 150 in both innings

The 20-year-plus men, beginning with a century and ending with a duck, and the most prolific domestic scorers never to have played Tests... more

The oldest debutants, and high scores without hundreds

The biggest team scores in Tests to not contain centuries, the youngest to the 300-3000 double, and the most hit-wicket dismissals... more

Two tons in low totals, and the most runs when captain

The most prolific captains, the oldest to play a Twenty20 international, the most runs between dismissals, and more... more

Prior's unwanted record, and the biggest 10-wicket win

The most byes conceded, hundreds against every Test team, and the unholy trinity... more

Most 200s in a Test, and the highest against Sri Lanka

The Tests with the most doubles, the last-wicket pair who put on over 300, and more... more

Sarwan's record and Ramdin's near-miss

The top scorers for each of the West Indian territories, the top score in a first Test as captain, the most nineties, and more... more

The most fourth-innings hundreds, and Bradman's nineties

Centuries in the last innings, two right-handers at the top of Australia's order, and more... more

Impressive debuts, and scoring 343 and losing

Openers managing identical scores, most international wickets, and Tadpole... more

Innings wins with a small lead, and losing five in a row

The smallest lead to lead to an innings victory, the oldest century-makers, and true allrounders... more

Gone in 34 seconds

The over that lasted little over half a minute, and a tribute to Bill Frindall... more

The 35-second over, and the Bald Eagle

Five overs in eight minutes, the most 100-run partnerships, and cricketers who played tennis... more

Guptill's great start, and Gavaskar's great blitz

Fastest to 100 ODI wickets, fewest Test runs including a double-century, and England's South African captains... more

Batting at 1 and 11, and the fewest runs with a century

Players who made their first-class debut in a Test; ones who made under 200 runs in all, but also made a century; and the longest first-class innings... more

A hundred and a 99, a hundred and a duck

Falling one short of two centuries in a Test, the biggest last-innings scores to lose, and the highest current overall batting average... more

The winning run and a hundred, and "Grizzes"

Consecutive 100-run partnerships, and the most runs and centuries in your first 100 ODIs... more

Most innings without a duck, and taking a rest

Highest totals without hundred partnerships, two wickets in your first over in Tests, and more... more

One-day ducks, and carrying the bat

Most wickets without a ten-for, centuries without a boundary, and two hundreds in two days... more

Two hundreds and losing, and calling the Coroner

Twin centuries in vain, carrying one's bat in a Test, and being dismissed on 99 on debut... more

Eight off one ball, and six ducks all in a row

Three successive hundreds, most runs between dismissals, and definitive all-round performances in ODIs... more

Most wickets on debut, and most runs conceded

The best Test records in India, unlucky 87, and lots and lots of Jason Krejza... more

Doubles against Australia, and ending with the winning hit

Players who figured in the most Test wins, unlucky 87, and (almost) everyone bowling in a Test... more

Two double-centuries at once, and lots of fifties

Most not-outs in a row, the Test cricketer from Afghanistan, and Australia's losing streaks... more

Top batter and bowler in the same game, and the old-timers

Vettori's almost unique feat, highest team scores not to include a century, and the most economical ODI spells... more

The fastest to 3000, and England's one-day 200

KP's upcoming record, the lowest total by a side batting all 50 overs in an ODI, the first umpire to stand in 50 Tests... more

An average of 207, and Gower's African connection

The man who made a double in his only match, the best batsmen against Australia, and players who've made their first-class debut in a Test... more

Lots of ODIs but no Tests, and the oldest one-day players

ODI stalwarts who never played a Test, the manager of South Africa's fractious 1960 tour of England, and the man who bowled more than ten overs in an ODI... more

A brace of 99s, and Sir Donald's ducks

Missing a hundred by one run twice, Bradman's zeroes, the youngest and oldest centurions, and Tests in Sharjah... more

The highest score to lose, and the Test player from St Kitts

Solos from losing sides in Adelaide, the most prolific batsmen against India, and the same man dismissed twice in a hat-trick... more

A bowling conundrum and a St Lucian one

The Ashes legend almost disproved, the first man to 1000 runs, and the most successful captain-bowler... more

Carrying the bat, and the 11-ball over

Marathon men, the most economical Twenty20 bowlers, and the Test cricketer from Portugal... more

Ducks, few and plenty

Fewest zeroes in low totals, most dismissals by a keeper, one-catch wonders, and hundreds in your 50th... more

The Don's average, and the cricketing Bolt

Bradman's average before his last Test, the most runs in one day, and hundreds in first and 100th Tests ... more

Centuries before lunch, and most Twenty20 runs

Hundreds in the first session, the most run-outs in ODIs, the most consecutive Tests as captain ... more

Hundreds on captaincy debut, hundreds in the second innings

Players who made centuries in their first Test in charge, and the country with the most 300-plus ODI scores... more

England's Scotsmen, and percentage players

Single players scoring the lion's share of team totals, the most hundreds without a double, and the earliest game of cricket... more

Most tons on one ground, and Senator Crowe

Also: the slowest Test hundred, the most ODI runs without a hundred, and the man who dismissed Lara twice in his final Test ... more

Most overs with no wickets, and Gubby's bowling action

Strings of fruitless overs, the other Bodyline series, top scores in each innings, and the most 190s ... more

Of 199s and 99s at Lord's

Unfortunate records at the home of cricket, a hundred and a five-for on debut, and more ... more

All-round openers, and the oldest to make an ODI hundred

Thirty-nine-year-old centurions, the most ODI hundreds in a year and more ... more

Fathers and sons, and a Twenty20 hat-trick

Highest second-innings scores, the most caught-and-bowleds, and a player nicknamed Shrek ... more

Winning with fewest wickets lost, and the youngest to 2000

Teams winning Tests losing only two wickets, the highest scorers in England-South Africa series, and highest Test totals in which no one made a hundred... more

Experienced umpires and largest first-innings leads

Dot ball after dot ball, the highest first-innings lead, and a man called Musso... more

Brought back by Border, and battering Border

The highest score by a wicketkeeper-batsman in Tests, and the best-known cricketer-golfer... more

The longest innings, and Vettori's unique feat

The most balls faced in an ODI innings, and bowler-captains on the honours boards at Lord's... more

Most fifties without a hundred, and two triples

Also, most first-class tons without one in a Test, and most Under-19 Test appearances without a proper one... more

Nineties at Lord's, and the best Twenty20 bowling

Also, batting on all days of a Test, the man who wrote Hit Me For a Six, and players who began and finished their Test careers with a century ... more

Bowler-captains, and the biggest Twenty20 innings

Bowlers who led New Zealand, top scores in Twenty20, and starting and finishing on the same ground ... more

The best seats in the house, and the longest ducks

The most long drawn out zeroes, the keeper who wasn't, and the men who played in the most World Cups ... more

No ducks, no run-outs, no sixes

Most games played without zeroes, the fastest bowlers to have made Test hundreds, and more ... more

Fast five-fors, lone rangers, and birthday debuts

Everyone scoring at six and over, highest totals featuring only one double-digit individual score and more... more

A six to win, and out on 299

Finishing with the maximum, hundreds at the beginning and end of a career, and three nineties in a row... more

The fastest doubles, and the other Syed Kirmani

The fastest to 1000 runs and 100 wickets in Tests, the power of thinking negatively, and the biggest run-feast of them all... more

The fastest 300s, and X-Men

The quickest triple-hundreds, cricketers born on All Fools' Day and more... more

The worst batsmen, and the most runs between dismissals

The lowest Test batting average, the highest identical scores in both innings of a Test, and more... more

Monkey, Fat Cat, and a triple-hundred against Australia

The man who made a triple against Australia, the Don's bat, Fat Cat, and third man in a hat-trick but sans duck... more

The fewest runs in a day, and 96 successive Tests

The first to take 100 Test wickets, featuring in successive Tests, the most pairs, and the lowest Test score never made... more

Big opening stands, everyone bowled, and The Don's stumping

First-wicket records, bowled first ball in your debut Test, the cricketer called the Phantom, and the time Bradman donned the gloves... more

The Don, Gilly and a man called Pistol

The most runs by one player on a single day of a Test, Gilchrist's missing innings, and the lowest-scoring tie in ODIs... more

Most runs by a captain, and a Twenty20 ton

The most runs in a series by a captain, most Tests without playing at home, and more about the 'Boundary Hunter' ... more

No. 11 top-scoring, and The Don in the nets

No. 11s top-scoring, innings where ten different fieldsmen took catches, and England's most experienced Test player to have not become captain ... more

Snyman's blitz, and Sachin's misses

The largest share of runs in a team innings, grounds on which Tendulkar has not scored a century, winning the Man of the Match award in your first ODI, and more ... more

Dismissing both openers, and nine centurions in a team

Bowlers who've dismissed both opening batsmen in two innings of a Test, and nine centurions in a team ... more

Busy keepers, and bowler with the most return catches

The most stumpings in a Test, the most caught-and-bowleds, and Aussies making their debuts after 30... more

Most runs against West Indies, and most wickets against anyone

The most prolific against the men from the Caribbean, most runs without a duck, and English teenagers... more

A man nicknamed Death

A six-hour Test, a unique double, the most maidens on the trot, most runs at an away venue, and a man nicknamed Death... more

Prolific partnerships, and fast-bowling sons

Prolific partnerships in all forms of the game, and opening bowlers whose fathers were Test players too... more

Eleven wicket-takers, and the oldest first-time captains

All bowlers taking wickets in an ODI, players who've been on both sides of a hat-trick, and more... more

The man who denied The Don

Test line-ups with 100 or more years of experience, the boundary that denied Bradman an average of 100, and bowling centurions... more

Fourth-innings records, and Leap Year play

Highest individual scores in the last innings of the match and the player with a better batting average than the Don, and more... more

Consistent bowlers and favourite foes

Four centuries against the same opposition, lowest totals leading to innings victories, and more... more

Most frequent opponents, and nervous 99s

Sachin Tendulkar's record 99s, and hundreds in successive Test innings... more

Last-over maidens and most sixes

No runs in the 50th over, and the castle that is Australia... more

Coming from Goa, and two 300s in one innings

Cricketers from Goa, the bowler who has troubled Ponting the most, the most expensive Twenty20 spell, and more... more

Overall Test average, and more mosts without

Captains keeping and scoring hundreds; and most runs scored in the first and last 10 overs... more

Sir Geoffrey's spectacles, and seven left-armers

Seven fronline left-armers in an ODI, six-less careers, most captains in a side and more... more

Wicketkeepers who stepped up

Captains keeping and scoring hundreds; and most runs scored in the first and last 10 overs... more

Jayasuriya's treble, and a canine mystery

Little Dog and Big Dog, brothers playing in the same Twenty20 game, grounds that have staged just one Test and more... more

A master at each end

Lara and Richards in partnership, eight runs off one ball, youngest to a five-for, and tons against Australia... more

Born in the SCG, and Leap Year babies

Where and how it all began... more

Greedy fielders, and trouble with numbers

The best tag teams, Michael Slater's tattoo, and Mike Brearley's scheme... more

The youngest one-day player, and the most defeats

Lara the loser, and the lowest scores never made... more

Out for 99, and the highest totals without a century

Most prolific against England, and in first-class cricket... more

The oldest maiden ton, and everyone hitting a boundary

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The same XI, and the most balls without a wicket

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Sri Lanka's half-century, and 386 five-fors

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Most runs against Australia, and a question of height

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Murali's favourite grounds, and an expensive drop

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Close-run things, and a question of numbers

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Lowest innings with no ducks, and the most boring of all

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Vaas's late late show, and a three-bowler over

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Ganga's unusual misfortune, and a case of 99itis

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The best strike rate, and 153 consecutive Tests

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Most extras, most runs, and a tormented genius

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A six to start, and was Gilchrist's squash ball legal?

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Gilchrist's blitz, and Pettini's too

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The forgotten Waughs, and the most awards

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Australia in trouble, and 99 not outs

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Bowled by a bird, and retiring on 99

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A score of 7 for 6, and 15 wins out of 16

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Whitewashes and white coats

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Panesar's record, and Sangakkara's near-miss

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Collingwood's rare honour, and 551 and losing

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Big leads, and England's Indians

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Good starts, and beginning in Brisbane

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Most hundreds in a year, and a Kenyan record

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Batted on all five days, and 268 in a one-day game

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The coach who caught Sachin, and a much-travelled man

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Women with 100 caps, and a man with 99

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A man called Horseshoe, and a ball through the stumps

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A mystery guest, and a driving question

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A real allrounder, and big opening stands

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The fastest hundreds, and a Case history

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Boucher's blast, and Archie's 111-year-old record

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Averaging 100, and hundreds in lost causes

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Made in Ireland - and England's overseas World Cup six

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The one-day roadshow

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Calling the men in white coats

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Partnerships - at the crease, and in the church

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Long waits - to bat, and for a wicket

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Strauss's rare feat, and Jayasuriya's unique one

Strauss's rare feat, and Jayasuriya's unique one , July 31... more

Conversions, centuries, stumpings and poppies

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Laker's missing wicket, most 90s, and most 150s

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Unmasked: the slowest batsmen, and the worst

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Sharing a birthday, and speedy wicketkeepers

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The generation game, and a new one-day record

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Left-handers all - and another one in a helmet

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MacGill v Warne, and two centuries in two days

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Losing by one, and the mystery of Lara's farewell

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Sarwan's century, and West Indies all out for 25

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Eleven improvers, and two tons at Lord's

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Murali loses a record, but Jayawardene gains one

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Mahmood's famous cousin, and debut hat-tricks

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A man with seven initials, and battling brothers

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Gillespie's records, and Hussey's too

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All you wanted to know about the Almanack

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Sikh to Sikh, 99 Tests, and a brotherly break

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Tall scoring, and centuries without boundaries

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Lara's unique triple, and some late starters

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A case of obstruction, and stopping Laker taking all 20

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A catching problem, and the first twins

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Seven men over 50, and most tons in a series

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Ponting's double, Murali's feat, and Warne's record

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The Lahore run-fest, and a flurry of sixes

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Run out for 199, and some other near-misses

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Declaring twice and losing, and the 100-Test wonders

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Cricket and Christmas

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Warne's latest record, and Udal's big gap

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Patchy in Pakistan, and another record for The Don

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Leading run-scorer faces leading wicket-taker

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The young and the old, and Boucher's shirt

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Dhoni's epic innings, and a Melbourne triple

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A hundred for McGrath, and a near-miss for Tendulkar

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Kallis's batting records, and a man with measles

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The fastest 1000, and a man called Hogsflesh

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A hat-trick for the World, and a costly 99 against them

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Trescothick's record, and Crawley's near-thing

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Pietersen's glorious debut and Waqar's batting distinction

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The Dhaka-born Aussie, and Rameez's rare dismissal

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Winning after following on, and when Denis met Eddie

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Playing for both sides, and Tait's troubles

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McGrath's new record, and the best batsmen against him

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Close-run victories, and left-handers opening up

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Ashes comebacks, and other unlikely events

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Pietersen's double debut double

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Yorkshire's mystery guest, and Bradman's comeback

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Five Tests, five opponents - and 600 without a century

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Most ODIs before a Test, and double figures all in a row

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Most away wickets, and 11 Wisden Cricketers of the Year

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Stranded on 99, and Australians born in England

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Dismissing all 11 batsmen, and a pair for Wagga Wagga

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The highest Test average, and hat-trick men

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The 100-Test men, and an 11-county team

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Test cricket's best opener, and big age gaps

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An allround query, and the highest non-top-score

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The best bowler-captains, and the unluckiest keepers

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Centuries galore, and a wicket at last

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Test centuries against all nations, and plain sailing

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Chanderpaul's good start, and Headley's beginnings

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One-day hundreds, and the most expensive 'maiden' over

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Hundreds in 100th Test, and Wisden mammals

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Most runs at a single venue, and jockeying cricketers

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Loose women, and one-day wonders

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Loose women, and one-day wonders

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Luckless tossers, and 1000 runs without a fifty

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Umpiring hundreds, and gaps between one-dayers

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Tendulkar's tons, and Gilchrist's record

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The cricketer who died on the Titanic

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The fastest to 500, and captaining on debut

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Hundreds from low down, and the most World Cup wickets

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The allrounder's double, and coming from behind

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The most boring batsman in Test cricket?

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Vaughan's double declaration, and a tale of four keepers

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The most lbws in a Test, and the most runs too

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Top-scoring five times in a row

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Langer's first, and another record for Lara

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Langer's first, and another record for Lara

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A Christmas special

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Zaheer's record, and how Hadlee did himself out of one

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Second-innings 300s, and how the women beat the men

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Debut hundreds, and the wicketkeeper who wasn't

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Clarke's hundred habit, and twin centuries from No. 7

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Flintoff's record, and the first professional captain

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Missed targets, cheap wickets, and the origin of 'Test'

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Above-average performers, and both sides passing 600

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The busiest umpire, and Geoff Boycott's near-miss

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Turning the tables - Steven asks you again

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Turning the tables - Steven asks you

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Clarke's great start, and the shortest Test

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The oldest one-day side, and hundreds from No. 6

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A double and a duck, and young captains

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Two-country men, and the lowest totals in ODIs

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Another first for Murali, and Turner keeps his record

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Two double-centuries, and 11 names on a scorecard

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Bravo's allround debut, and a man from Brunei

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Everyone in double figures, and a Test player's query

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Allround excellence, and ten centurions all in a row

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Eight centurions in a summer, and five left-armers

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Doing a Strauss, and big age gaps

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A man called Mary, and Derek Pringle's Dad

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Twin Test nineties, and most sixes in an innings

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Two one-day tons and losing, and scoring 199 in a Test

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The worst Test start, and captains dismissing each other

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The fastest 50 caps, and the most Test 90s

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The magician who tricked The Don

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Wisden's only animal, and Ponting's Test-playing uncle

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Both openers stumped, and out to the first ball of a Test

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Hundreds in your first Test ... and your last

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Suffering bowlers, and batsmen winning by an innings

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The best duck-hunters, and wicketkeepers who bowl

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The Test player with 113 different team-mates

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Shahid Afridi's hundred, and Arthur Fagg's double

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Most lbws in a match, and five-fors all in a row

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That man Lara, and a different kind of triple hundred

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Out first ball of a Test, and reaching 300 with a six

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Most Tests without an ODI, and Zaheer's road

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Left-handers dominating, and a subbing double

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Extracting left-handers, and people born on the same day

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Most ODIs without a Test, and the luckiest captains

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Most run-outs, and the lowest score never made

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Captains bagging a pair, and an illegal declaration

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Complicated hat-tricks, and a bet about Brisbane

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A half-century of defeats, and five-fors against everyone

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Partnerships of 300, and scoring 900 Down Under

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Defending a target, debut ducks, and No. 11s top-scoring

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The most expensive drop, and some sporting allrounders

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The worst bowling average, and mystery injuries

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Winning without losing a wicket, and Kumble's record

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Dismissing all the opposition, and another Lara landmark

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A Christmas special

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Stumped twice in a Test, and a lot about Adelaide

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A four-country problem, and a 22-year gap between Tests

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Heard the one about the one-eyed Norwegian?

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The biggest six-hitters, and the man with most captains

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The best - and worst - travellers

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Captains in conflict, and the most runs without a wicket

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A tale of two umpires - and 96 Test tons

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