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November 23, 2006
Dismissal of the Day
There wasn't much choice and Paul Collingwood's sharp take at first slip to remove Damien Martyn was easily the stand-out.
Anticlimax of the Day
After 15 months it took only seven seconds of action for Steve Harmison to produce the opening disappointment of the series. Wide and revolting, his first ball was fielded at second slip and was reminiscent of Phil DeFreitas's long-hop to Michael Slater in 1994-95.
Shot of the Day
Ponting's drive off Flintoff, in the second over after lunch. In the slot and eased leg-side of straight, to launch Australia's second session of unfettered run-scoring
Comeback of the day
Any number of England's Lazarus impersonators could qualify, but a year to the day since his last Test (or even first-class) appearance, Ashley Giles's commendable and wicket-taking return takes the biscuit. Monty? Who's he?
Lowlight of the Day
The abominable tea-time entertainment from Australia's answer to Chas 'N Dave, whose medley of spurious cricket-related jingles stunned even the Barmy Army into silence.
"Giles and Pietersen bowled okay late, which pleased Warney. Not because they're mates, but because it's spun a little bit." Ricky Ponting
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Plays of the Day from the Champions League T20 match between Chennai Super Kings and Perth Scorchers, in Bangalore
Ashwell Prince talks about proving critics wrong, scoring hundreds against Australia, and that unending partnership in Colombo
Plays of the day from the CLT20 match between Dolphins and Lahore Lions in Bangalore
The Plays of the day from the CLT20 match between Kings XI Punjab and Northern Knights, in Mohali
Hamish Marshall on his New Zealand career, playing backyard cricket with his twin, and how he likes his steak
Cricket should look to not only shore up struggling and emerging cricketing nations but also to export the game with entrepreneurial vigour
West Indies' ODI squad for India is surprisingly light on spin, but the tour is an opportunity for Samuels and Russell to make strong comebacks
Without more fixtures with Full Members, they can't get more funds. Without funds, they can't keep their players
The veteran spinner's dream spell against Australia in 2003 symbolised a brief golden period for Kenya, but since his retirement, the country's cricket has nose-dived