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Mumbai's 500th Ranji match

'A Mumbai player is quietly arrogant'

Nov 8, 2017: Milind Rege describes the culture of the near-invincible Mumbai team he played for in the 1960s and 70s, and the players that shaped it

Milind Rege

Surrey v Leicestershire, LV= Championship, Division Two, Kia Oval

300 and nothing: towering above the rest

May 12, 2015: A look at past games when one batsman made a big score without a significant contribution from the others

Mathew Varghese

India news

Gavaskar wins BCCI's lifetime achievement award

Oct 25, 2012: Sunil Gavaskar has been awarded the CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award by the BCCI for 2012

ESPNcricinfo staff

The other side of Merchant

Nov 26, 2011: Mumbai has produced more great batsmen than any other city in the world. You could argue which one was the best bat, but there's no debate about the best man

Ramachandra Guha

Vijay Merchant birth centenary

'Watching Merchant was a part of our training'

Oct 13, 2011: Vijay Merchant's former team-mates pay tribute to him on his birth centenary

Abhishek Purohit

What Vijay did for us

Oct 12, 2011: Madhav Mantri, who played with and learned from the great Vijay Merchant, whose birth centenary falls today, looks back at what the man meant to a nation finding its feet in cricket

As told to Abhishek Purohit

Is Sehwag great yet?

Aug 15, 2008: Up there with the Gavaskars and Tendulkars? Just where does India's gonzo opener stand in his country's batting pantheon?

Suresh Menon

Best performances at The Oval

Taking centre stage at Kennington

Aug 8, 2007: England and India have played nine Tests at The Oval over the years and Cricinfo looks back at the memorable performances

George Binoy

Tale of the tail

Aug 4, 2007: Chandu Sarwate and Shute Banerjee's record-breaking last-wicket stand at The Oval in 1946

Martin Williamson

Vijay Hazare 1915-2004

Hazare embodied 'batsmanship at its flawless best'

Dec 18, 2004: At Adelaide in 1947-48, faced with a mammoth Australian total of 674, India were in trouble with their first five wickets down for a meagre 133

Boria Majumdar

England suffer Whispering Death

Aug 17, 2003: 1976 One of the most extraordinary pieces of sustained fast bowling ended with Michael Holding becoming the only West Indian to take 14 wickets in a Test

Wisden Cricinfo staff


India's original batting hero

1937: Vijay Madhavji Merchant, the outstanding batsman of the India team in England last season, was born in Bombay on October 12, 1911

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