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Dilip Vengsarkar pulls during his century

When sixes were rare

In decades past, when a batsman cleared the boundary in a Test match, it was quite the event

General view of MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk during the India-England Test of 1985

Feasting, grooving, dancing at Chepauk

In the '70s, home-cooked South Indian lunches and Hindi film music contributed to the experience of a Test match day in Madras

Sunil Wettimuny scored 53

The Sri Lanka I grew up on

They were a competitive side in the '70s, but it's a pity that not all of their finest players of that era got to play Test cricket

A cricket match in Kapiolani Park in Honolulu

Dear Cricket Monthly

Cricket in paradise

Letter from... Honolulu

Dane Vilas defends on the front foot

Three proposals to enliven Test cricket

There's only one way the five-day game ought to go, and that's in the opposite direction of what we saw in the Delhi Test

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

Pandurang Salgaoncar bowls

A fast bowler India might have had

Pandurang Salgaoncar silenced a Chepauk crowd by dismissing the likes of Viswanath and Pataudi cheaply in a Duleep game in 1972-73. Strangely it didn't get him an India cap