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When Bedser bowled the Don for a duck

Sep 1, 2014: After receiving a pasting at the hands of the Australians during the first post-war Ashes tour, Bedser decided he had to think up a new delivery: the legcutter

Ashley Mallett

Half-century of boundaries, and miserly bowlers

Jul 1, 2014: Also, best percentage of hundreds to innings, most frequent appearances on the Lord's honours board, most first-class fifties, and Sanga and Mahela's twin totals

Steven Lynch

Botham's record, and Somerset's near-miss

Apr 29, 2014: Also, a ton of IPL matches, youngest Australians in World Cups, longest wait for a first-class hundreds, and the Don's lack of fifties

Steven Lynch

The cricket tragic who bowled Bradman

Apr 23, 2014: The former Australian PM Bob Hawke was a wicketkeeper and loved cricket and Bradman. But he once left the Don speechless with the force of his political convictions

Ashley Mallett

1963

Dimly fades the Don

Mar 29, 2014: Fifteen years after his famous final Test innings, Bradman faced England once again

Martin Williamson

To bat right, get your mind right

Mar 20, 2014: Footwork may be crucial to the batsman's art, but a mind rooted in the present moment is just as great a weapon

Martin Crowe

1933

A near riot at Adelaide Oval

Dec 7, 2013: The lowest point of one of cricket's most bitter series came in Adelaide in 1933, when mounted police were needed to prevent a riot in an Ashes Test

Martin Williamson

Kohli's runs, and lots of catches

Dec 3, 2013: Also, six-for losers, fastest keeper to 100 dismissals, Clifford Roach's unbreakable records, and keeper-captain feats

Steven Lynch

Rohit's target, and twin milestones

Nov 26, 2013: Also, fastest to 100 Test caps, England's Gabba record, Tendulkar's dry run, and most Test team-mates

Steven Lynch

The quiet goodbyes

Nov 25, 2013: After the emotion of Sachin Tendulkar's last Test, a look at some farewells that didn't go quite so well

Steven Lynch

'Feet are the most important thing in batsmanship'

Sep 25, 2013: Arthur Morris, Australia's oldest living Test cricketer, talks about batting, coaching, self-doubt, the Don, and being mates with Lindsay Hassett

Interview by Steve Cannane

The Phoenix factor

Jul 31, 2013: Do Michael Clarke's beleaguered company have it in their loins and hearts to call on the spirit of 1937?

Rob Steen

1938

The boy who bowled Bradman

Jun 29, 2013: A 16-year-old schoolboy made the front pages of the national newspapers when he bowled the greatest batsman of all

Martin Williamson

Tendulkar's 100 hundreds

The glory was in the number

Apr 11, 2013: In his journey to his 100th hundred it was as if Sachin Tendulkar had set aside his strongest asset, his serenity, and finally been hamstrung by numbers

Simon Barnes

Another like Victor and the Don

Nov 22, 2012: Watching Michael Clarke's innings in Adelaide was like rewinding the clock to two other remarkable innings at the venue

Ashley Mallett

1948

721 all out... in a day

Jun 30, 2012: Essex were the only county to bowl the 1948 Australians out, and what's more they did so in a day - but not before the tourists had amassed a world record score

Martin Williamson

1938

Cricket's most exclusive club

May 5, 2012: As Nick Compton closes in on becoming only the ninth batsman to score 1000 runs before the end of May, we look back to when two did it within four days of each other

Martin Williamson

Bradman versus Warne

Jan 8, 2012: What if the greatest batsman of them all had faced the finest legspinner ever?

Ashley Mallett

Why the 100th doesn't matter

Dec 3, 2011: An "international hundred" is an artificial landmark and we don't need to be flying into a frenzy because Tendulkar is on the brink of a hundred of those

Mukul Kesavan

Greatest Teams

As great as the sum of their parts

Nov 3, 2011: George Dobell picks his top five teams in the history of Test cricket

George Dobell
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