Luke Ronchi celebrated a century off 74 balls

Ronchi's blitz, and remarkable ODI recoveries

Ask Steven: Also, the fastest ODI 150s, and the highest Test totals without a half-century

Ireland's World Cup win over England made the front page of the <i>Irish Independent</i>

You're not so big now, brother

ESPNcricinfo XI: When unfavoured teams trounced stronger ones at the World Cup

Rangana Herath is pumped after picking up Shikhar Dhawan's wicket

Australian challenge for spinners

Numbers Game: Spinners have found it more difficult to take ODI wickets in Australia than in any other country, especially in the middle overs

AB de Villiers is pensive after yet another loss in Sri Lanka

AB's assault, and losing T20 centuries

Ask Steven: Plus, most hundreds in an ODI innings, and the youngest West Indies captain

On This Day

Anil's top 10

Feb 7: Kumble takes all ten


Cover image of S Giridhar and VJ Raghunath's <i>Mid-wicket Tales: From Trumper to Tendulkar</i>

Bringing the love back

Review: In an age when commerce has overwritten storytelling about the game, two amateur players and fans put their affection for cricket on the page


'I'd get rid of warm-ups in cricket'

Samit Patel also doesn't like hotel rooms without WiFi and running singles

Around Asia with a press pass

Diary: It's a subcontinent and Middle East special in part four as our correspondent takes in the UAE, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on his world cricket tour

'SA may not be the best side but they're always competitive'

Couch Talk: Former South Africa captain Kepler Wessels on the challenges of leadership, and contests with Australia


Kevin Pietersen in Trafalgar Square

Pietersen stars in his own muppet show

David Hopps: KP's rubbishing of aspiring county pros brings to mind Miss Piggy

George Bailey brings up his third fifty in four matches

Penalty runs the best punishment for slow over rates

Ashley Mallett: Fines and suspensions have had no effect. Awarding the opposition runs for every over a team falls short in a Test innings will definitely bite harder

Michael Bevan tries to hit over the infield

How to construct an ODI chase

Michael Bevan: Focus on targets smaller than winning the match, and back your tailenders to deliver for you

Virat Kohli raises his bat after reaching a century

Open with Rohit and Binny, with Kohli at No. 3

Ian Chappell: India's batting is going the way of their bowling, and they need get their order sorted before the World Cup