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Rewarding times for Hashim Amla

Oct 31, 2014: The rate at which Amla has accumulated ODI hundreds and MoM awards is among the fastest in history. And his runs-per-innings figure is easily the best of the lot

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Younis Khan and the art of scoring hundreds

Oct 24, 2014: Out of 70 batsmen who've scored 15 or more Test hundreds only five are from Pakistan, but Younis Khan's appetite for hundreds matches that of some of the top contemporary batsmen

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Spin challenge for Australia

Oct 17, 2014: On their last three tours to India, Australia have problems with spin - both bowling it and facing it. The series against Pakistan is an opportunity to prove they have learnt from those experiences

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New rules, similar tempo

Oct 10, 2014: It's been almost two years since the four-outfielders rule was introduced, but while it has helped in boundary-hitting, the overall run rates haven't changed much

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Why Ajmal will be missed in the UAE

Oct 3, 2014: Saeed Ajmal has taken almost a third of Pakistan's wickets in the Tests he has played, and since 2011 his combined record in Tests and ODIs is unmatched among spinners

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Batting resurgence key to KKR's success

Sep 26, 2014: Prior to their 12-match winning streak, KKR had won only four of their previous 12. The bowling stats were better in the first phase, but the batting, led by Robin Uthappa, had led this revival

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85 Tests, 70 defeats

Sep 19, 2014: Of the 85 Tests that Bangladesh have played so far, they've lost 70 and won just four. Those stats are easily the worst among all teams when they'd played as many Tests

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Soaring in the 1980s, slumping in the 2000s

Sep 12, 2014: In their pomp, West Indies had a 53-13 win-loss record; in their last 99, it is 16-53. That, in a nutshell, shows how steep the decline has been

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England's problems against spin

Sep 5, 2014: Unlike other teams which play spin better, England have lost too many wickets to slow bowlers in the middle overs, suggesting a riskier approach to scoring runs

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Australia v South Africa, tri-series, Harare

Steyn disappears for three consecutive sixes

Sep 2, 2014: Stats highlights from Australia's 62-run win against South Africa in Harare

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Dambulla

Thisara Perera - 79 matches, nine MoM awards

Aug 30, 2014: Stats highlights from the third ODI between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Dambulla, which Sri Lanka dominated from start to finish to set up one of their most convincing wins

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Can keep, can bat

Aug 29, 2014: The modern wicketkeeper needs to be more than capable with the bat, and West Indies and Pakistan have had some success with them recently

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From support act to lead role

Aug 22, 2014: For many years Rangana Herath was the ideal foil for Murali, but over the last four years he has become Sri Lanka's strike bowler

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India in England 2014

Post-Lord's, India's numbers weaker than in 2011

Aug 19, 2014: The first two Investec Tests were even, but India were swept aside in the last three so thoroughly that the overall series stats look pretty lopsided

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day

Herath betters Murali, Sarfraz equals Andy Flower

Aug 18, 2014: Stats highlights from Sri Lanka's comprehensive Test win by 105 runs at the SSC

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

A century after 1998 days

Aug 16, 2014: Stats highlights from an eventful third day, when a bowler took nine wickets in an innings for the first time in 12 years, and a Pakistan wicketkeeper got a Test hundred for the first time since February 2009

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Numbers Game

Big hundreds, a home superstar, and much more

Aug 15, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene had his problems overseas, but in home conditions he was outstanding, and for Sri Lanka he was a constant at No. 4 for 17 years

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Sangakkara's golden run, and Ajmal's long wait

Aug 9, 2014: Stats highlights from a day which was completely dominated by Kumar Sangakkara

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Numbers Game

Opening pairs in a slump

Aug 8, 2014: The average opening partnership has fallen significantly in the last three years, and in 2014 it's lower than the averages for all the other wickets except the ninth and the tenth

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India in England 2014

Bhuvneshwar, Anderson evenly matched

Aug 5, 2014: James Anderson and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been the leading bowlers in the series so far with similar stats, but in their head-to-head battles Bhuvneshwar is ahead

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