Andy Zaltzman

Stand-up comedian and a writer

Jason Holder leaves the field beaming after his maiden Test century saved the match

In praise of Jase

And a quiz on how best England's performance in the West Indies can be described

Michael Clarke and Brendon McCullum wish each other the best before the big final

What We Have Learned

Never lose your captain for a duck

And other lessons from the World Cup - specifically from the final

James Faulkner sent Corey Anderson back without scoring

Aus v NZ, Final, MCG

New Zealand drown in duck nightmare

Too many ducks spoil the, innings? New Zealand's challenge was hampered by too many of their batsman failing to trouble the scorer. A record they could have done without on the biggest stage

New Zealand fans belt out a wave for their team

Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne

Five things New Zealand must do to win

Ignore the stats, remember the stats and, if all else fails, offer a sacrifice to the gods

Imran Tahir is ecstatic after taking the wicket of Lahiru Thirimanne

What We Have Learned

We need crocodile pits at the boundary

And other lessons learned from the quarter-finals, including the fact that the waist is a philosophical concept

Shahid Afridi swings hard during his 15-ball 23

Australia v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, 3rd quarter-final, Adelaide

The end of Afridism

Shahid Afridi signed off his ODI career with a 15-ball autobiography of an innings - one last display of the average made extraordinary

MS Dhoni congratulates his team-mates after sealing the win

Ban v Ind, 2nd QF, Melbourne

Belief blows behind Indian sails

The depth and strength of a team's or a player's belief cannot be accurately measured but it has certainly emboldened India's World Cup challenge

AB de Villiers is a crowd-pleaser even without bat in hand

SA v SL, 1st Q-F, Sydney

Sri Lankan defeat defies basic arithmetic

Just how did Sri Lanka manage to lose? They ticked nearly every box required for victory, and put up all the right numbers

Sarfraz Ahmed prepares to sweep the ball

What We Have Learned

Hold back your best player

Selectorial wizardry and logic decoded