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Ben Stokes celebrates after dismissing Suresh Raina

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Can Stokes and Mills help deliver IPL glory?

The stars of Monday's IPL auction were undoubtedly the England duo of Ben Stokes and Tymal Mills, who were snapped up for £1.7 million and £1.4 million respectively by Rising Pune Supergiants and Bangalore Royal Challengers

A batsman gets ready to go out and bat

Murder on the square

Cricket was the backdrop for two recent murder mysteries on television, but why weren't the motives related to the game?

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Virat Kohli raises hit bat after reaching fifty

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Australia unfancied to pull off India series win

Steve Waugh famously described a tour of India as the 'Final Frontier', and that was back in the early 2000s when Australia's global hegemony was more or less unrivalled

Empty bottles and beer glasses lined up in a row

The real spirit of cricket

Cricket has always had a drinking culture, but the promotion of alcohol in the game has reached saturation point now

Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin tune up ahead of the second Test

Double trouble

Which bowling pairs have enjoyed the most success in home Tests?

Shoaib Malik retired hurt after taking a blow to his forearm

The case for sledging

Whether it's acceptable or not is another matter, but there's no denying that sledging works

Chris Gayle walks out to bat after missing four games

What Gayle tells us

T20 batting will move on from him, but for now, as he stands on the verge of yet another monolithic landmark, he is a reminder of what is possible in the game