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Debutant Andrew Strauss gets his Test cap from Michael Vaughan

That England, this England

A fan watches England take on New Zealand from the Edrich Upper Stand at Lord's 11 summers apart, and can't help drawing parallels - but back then, England were on a roll

Samuel Beckett speaks

Left? Right? Both

In the run-up to the UK general election, two teams picked from either side of the political divide

A panorama view of the the Clifton Cricket Club in Napier

Napier shows us World Cup joy

Outside the tournament venues, New Zealand is welcoming fans to enjoy its beauty and its cricket, nowhere more heart-warmingly than at Clifton Cricket Club

Asad Rauf signals no-ball after consulting with the third umpire

The no-ball's sinister hue

What used to be an innocuous infraction has turned decidedly different since 2010