Jarrod Kimber

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The champagne flows after South Africa's series win

South Africa: giants without laurels

Their dominance overseas for a decade ranks among the most impressive in cricket history. So why haven't they been feted like history's other great teams?

Mitchell Johnson bowls

The non-believer who came to believe

Mitchell Johnson was prematurely washed up, written off, a has-been. Then he turned it all around and rocked the world

An airborne AB de Villiers punches off the back foot for four

The beast from Pretoria

When AB de Villiers is in his element, he monsters time, space and the laws of physics to further a craft in which he is already far ahead of the rest of the world

Younis Khan became the first Pakistani to make 9000 Test runs

How Younis endures through the turmoil

The tireless regularity of Younis Khan's run-scoring has provided Pakistan with a sense of certainty, something that the nation has lacked for a very long time

Virender Sehwag lofts one down the ground

A wild animal of batting

There are batsmen you can explain, whose magic you can unravel. Virender Sehwag was not one of them

Shaun Tait bowls


Wild thing

Shaun Tait bowled to the left, he bowled to the right, and nearly a decade ago, he bowled a frightening spell with all his might

The Kia Oval

The watchers watched

A day spent at the Kia Oval, sampling the habits and conversations of the men and women who make up the average County Championship crowd

Alastair Cook poses with the Ashes Urn and trophy

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 4th day

Job done for captain Cook

Alastair Cook has worked hard for everything he has achieved as a batsman and England captain. Why? Because being a success is his reason for being

Adam Lyth falls to Peter Siddle for 19

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day

The Ashes that might have been

The scoreline is set to be 3-2. The Oval will not be a close result. In another world, what might have been different?