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Gently down the stream

Oct 2014: The Oxford has over a dozen entries for drift. It could have been invented for cricket

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The silken and the subtle

Oct 2014: One of the greatest batsmen of our age stars in this issue. And one of the finest bowlers of a time gone by

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The grand piano has left the building

Nov 16, 2013: Everybody has a Tendulkar story. Everybody has a hole inside them now that he has gone

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A plateful of biscuits, and an unforgettable car ride

Oct 24, 2013: Covering Tendulkar for 25 years has to be pretty eventful. Clayton Murzello recalls his days waiting at airports and chasing leads

The wizard Elz

Aug 29, 2013: Twenty-two years ago an Australian computer programmer pioneered online text commentary for cricket matches

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India v Sri Lanka, tri-series final, Port-of-Spain

Dhoni keeps his end-over promise

Jul 12, 2013: His greatest contribution may be turning fans inured to close defeats and panicky collapses into a set that refuses to believe a game is lost as long as he stays in

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A fan's notes

Jun 27, 2013: A cricket geek tells of first coming across the site, going on to work for it, and going back to becoming an ordinary reader again

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Cricket journalists protest spot-fixing scandal

Jun 9, 2013: Hacks upset at not getting to cover anything sport-related

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Once upon a twinkle-toed debut

Feb 21, 2013: A little over eight years ago, a young Australian made a dream debut in Bangalore. Now he returns as captain

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Growing up with Sachin

Dec 24, 2012: How Tendulkar helped a generation of Indians make sense of their lives

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West Indies v India, 4th Test, Jamaica, 2006

Thou shalt not pass

Mar 14, 2010: Rahul Dravid gives a lesson in the art of defence on a minefield of a pitch with the series at stake

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Whatever happened to context?

Jan 4, 2010: Cricket has become a victim of the culture of fun. Now there are no sub-plots, no drama and no rivalries; it's difficult to gauge the value of players, and hard to get excited about all but a few match-ups

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No. 37

Ganguly takes his shirt off

Aug 30, 2009: A brattish upstart brings the tone of Lord's down a notch or two

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Curtly Ambrose

'Pride is essential'

Jun 8, 2009: His Highness was fast, he was tall, he was proud, he didn't care for the batsman's well-being

Interview by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

A keen contest on the cards

May 4, 2009: We flash back nearly 80 years to the very first edition of the IPL: big hitting, big money, and an epoch-making headline

By our special correspondents

Martyn Moxon

The laugh's on Hacker

Nov 17, 2008: Joy to the world, it's a catch off a no-ball

Losing my religion

Nov 7, 2008: The change of guard in Indian cricket has pulled the rug out from under the feet of a generation of cricket watchers

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A bold withdrawal

Jul 9, 2008: Dhoni pulling out of the Sri Lanka Test series is significant for a number of reasons

Indian cricket

Grip that got Chandra

Jun 30, 2008: India has been mourning the death of Field Marshall Manekshaw, the hero of the 1971 Bangladesh war

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Indian Premier League

Test cricket should learn from Twenty20

Jun 15, 2008: Far from killing the five-day game, cricket’s newest format can have a positive impact on Test-match tactics and techniques, writes John Stern in the Sunday Times .

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