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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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What makes this innocuous-seeming bowler so difficult to handle?

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Dale Steyn sported a headband in the Test series against Bangladesh. Who's your favourite bowler with a headband?

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