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Five ducks in a score of over 400

Jul 4, 2012: High team totals in which several batsmen made ducks and single-digit scores

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When Sangakkara was faster than Bradman

Jun 27, 2012: Batsmen who reached 2000 runs against a particular team in the fewest Test innings

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The solitary centurions

Jun 20, 2012: Batsmen who scored the highest proportion of centuries in Test innings where no one else did

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Bresnan stopped at 13

Jun 13, 2012: The England allrounder could have challenged Adam Gilchrist's record for most consecutive wins at the start of a career, if not for the rain at Edgbatson

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England on the verge of a sub-30 attack

May 30, 2012: Which Test XIs have had the most bowlers with averages below 30? And has any team had seven batsmen with averages over 45?

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Headingley's 82-year-old best

May 23, 2012: The top individual Test score in Leeds hasn't changed since Bradman's 334, while the Gabba has had three out of four records fall in the last two seasons

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One series, many wicket-takers

May 2, 2012: Australia used 11 bowlers in the West Indies, and all 11 picked up at least one wicket

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Who has the quickest 50 wickets?

Mar 28, 2012: Vernon Philander took his first 50 wickets in seven Tests. Sydney Barnes and Muttiah Muralitharan took batches of 50 in fewer games

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When averaging 300 isn't good

Feb 29, 2012: Bowlers with the worst averages in their last few innings. Like RP Singh, who hasn't taken a Test wicket since 2008

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An unworthy end to Ponting's stellar career

Feb 22, 2012: Ricky Ponting scored 18 runs at 3.60 in his last five ODI innings. There aren't many who have done worse than that

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Finally, a Test century

Feb 15, 2012: Batsmen who made several hundreds in one format, before making one in another

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The whitewashers get whitewashed

Feb 8, 2012: Teams that won all their matches in a series, and then lost all in the next one

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When 42 Test wickets fell on a day

Feb 1, 2012: On January 28, there was a glut of wickets in three Tests being played in Adelaide, Abu Dhabi and Napier. We look at more such days, filled with wickets and runs

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The ultimate stopgap captains

Jan 25, 2012: Players whose captaincy tenures were broken up into the most pieces, like that of Javed Miandad, who was appointed Pakistan's captain on six separate occasions

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Dhoni's away record takes a beating

Jan 18, 2012: Captains with the largest difference between win percentages in home and away games

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Daylight between the best and next

Jan 11, 2012: Michael Clarke's 329 was a 161-run improvement on his best Test score. A look at other batsmen who had a large difference between their highest and second-highest scores

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Fourteen Tests, 41 players, one year

Dec 21, 2011: Most players used by a team in a year, in each format and across all internationals

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Hafeez, Taufeeq break new ground for Pakistan

Dec 14, 2011: Teams that opened with the same batsmen for the most consecutive innings

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Who played the most without playing Tendulkar?

Dec 7, 2011: Players who never played the most-capped Test cricketers, though their careers overlapped

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The great escapes

Nov 30, 2011: Teams that won Tests despite losing wickets a significant distance away from the target

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Wahab v Watson, the fury and the folly

For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman

From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story

As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

Wet weather dulls India's threat perception

The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

The battle of the bullies

This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

Dhoni masters numbers game to crack ODI code

Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager

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    Wahab v Watson, the fury and the folly (325)

    For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman

    The battle of the bullies (236)

    This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

    From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story (155)

    As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

    Time slips by South Africa once again (147)

    It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

    Wet weather dulls India's threat perception (140)

    The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to