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1958

England routed in 'a travesty of a game'

Dec 21, 2013: England went Down Under with great expectations in 1958, but things went downhill rapidly for them

Martin Williamson

It's a draw!

Dec 9, 2013: After Darren Bravo's superb effort in Dunedin, a look at some other famous match-saving innings in Tests

Steven Lynch

Benaud's Manchester miracle

Aug 1, 2013: England needed 256 in 230 minutes at Old Trafford. Ted Dexter blazed 76 but a wily Australian captain had the final say

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

Second time plucky

Apr 2, 2009: India fought hard to save the Napier Test after following on. We look at 11 instances where teams managed to stage a comeback after conceding a massive first-innings lead

Siddarth Ravindran and Siddhartha Talya

Basil D'Oliveira

Dolly mixture

Jun 26, 2008: Forty summers ago a Cape Coloured South African playing for England unwittingly threw MCC into crisis over a tour to the apartheid republic

Rob Steen

Cricinfo XI

Taking a stand

Aug 1, 2006: Martin Williamson takes a look at the stories behind the record stands for each wicket in Test cricket ... all XI of them

Martin Williamson

1986

Dropping the pilot ... from a great height

Apr 8, 2006: At the start of the 1986 season David Gower was captain of England, but he was hanging on by his fingernails

Martin Williamson

1955

Almost perfection

Apr 2, 2005: Bits-and-pieces bowler Charles Palmer produced one of cricket's most remarkable spells - 14-12-7-8 - after coming on to allow a frontline bowler to change ends

Martin Williamson

January 2005

Voyage of discovery

Jan 19, 2005: Fifty years ago Len Hutton's team left England for an Ashes tour that has passed into legend

October 2004

Hutton leads England's greatest post-war XI

Sep 13, 2004: England's Greatest Post-War XI is named with the publication of the October issue of The Wisden Cricketer magazine

All out for 25

Jul 2, 2003: 1969 The day David slayed Goliath

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Average century score in test cricket

Jun 30, 2000: Scoring a century has always been a great achievement in Test cricket

Arshad H. Zaidi

Headline

Jan 2, 1995:

Obituary

Peter May

1995: MAY, PETER BARKER HOWARD, CBE, died at his home in Hampshire on December 27, 1994, four days short of his 65th birthday

Wisden Cricket Monthly 1987

Thanks for the memory

Apr 1, 1987: John Arlott floats his mind back to the exquisite (for England) Australian tour of 1954-55

CRICKETER OF THE YEAR - 1952

Peter May

1952: Schoolboy prodigies do not always justify predictions but, by the end of the 1951 season, Peter Barker Howard May at 21 had achieved sufficient to prove the judgment of those who several years before proclaimed him as the most promising batting

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