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David Gower pulls Bishen Bedi

An evening with Gower

Talking captaincy, elegance and the playing of spin with the great England stylist

Adam Lyth stoops to take a catch off Ryan Sidebottom's bowling

Why unfairness makes cricket special

It's the only sport that expects its athletes to perform feats they are bad at, and where the conditions can turn a match on its head. Let's not lose that

Brian Lara watches the ball

The kinaesthetic beauty of timing

When batsmen transfer their body weight and movement precisely into the point of contact between bat and ball, the results can be glorious

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Alastair Cook became an Ashes winning captain at the first attempt

Test Captaincy

Busting the captaincy myth

Do players really lose form under the added responsibility?

R Ashwin posted his 13th five-wicket haul in Tests

India's rule of three

Ashwin, Jadeja and Mishra's performance in Mohali took you back to the heady days of the sixties, seventies, and some of eighties