Rangana Herath appeals for a wicket

Herath's world record, and left-armer dominance

Ask Steven: Also, highest run-getters in England-India Tests, and memorable South African debuts

Mahela Jayawardene is thrilled after scoring his seventh double-century

Mahela's insatiable appetite for runs

Numbers Game: Mahela Jayawardene was a superstar in home conditions, and was a constant at No. 4 for 17 years

A dejected Cheteshwar Pujara walks back for 17

Bad starts, and plenty of noughts

Ask Steven: Also, match awards in your final Test, most five-fors without reaching 100 Test wickets

An ecstatic Michael Vaughan lifts the Ashes

The deciders

ESPNcricinfo XI: Steven Lynch picks classic five-Test clashes that were decided by the final Test

Ian Botham poses for the camera

On This Day

Who writes your scripts?

August 21: Botham comes back from a ban and takes wicket no. 355


Imran Khan delivers his victory speech

The many stories of Pakistan cricket

Wounded Tiger is a balanced account of the country's chaotic and misunderstood cricketing history


'You'll only improve as a commentator if you are a good listener'

Couch Talk: Jim Maxwell talks about his early days, and why commentators need to stay in touch with cricketers

The two faces of James Anderson

Sidharth Monga: Why does the man who is possibly England's greatest fast bowler occasionally turn into Mr Hyde on the field?

'I want to go to the World Cup with England and win it'

Harry Gurney on his first England shirt, the biggest joker in the Notts dressing room, and the best fast food


Pakistan's offspinner Shoaib Malik is tested by biomechanists at the University of Western Australia in Perth, 13 December 2004, to gauge whether his bowling action is legal.

Cricket cannot bend rules to accommodate chuckers

Martin Crowe: Bowlers with dodgy actions must not be given leeway to maintain a balance between bat and ball

Steve Waugh in blazer and baggy green

The importance of being insatiable

Rob Steen: Careers tend to blossom or fizzle out depending on a sportsman's craving for success

Kieron Pollard with the CPL trophy

Soggy end betrays smart start

Garth Wattley: The second edition of the CPL had crowds and runs aplenty, but concluded with an anti-climax

Clive Lloyd addresses the media

Lloyd fuels optimism, but challenges await

Tony Cozier: The new WI selection chief will have to ride the waves of board politics and a changing domestic structure to deliver the best