Mahela Jayawardene is thrilled after scoring his seventh double-century

Starting and ending with half-centuries, and 99 on debut

Ask Steven: Also, run out for a duck on debut, most Test wickets against Pakistan, and 40-year-old captains

Joe Root completes his first Ashes hundred

They did a number on us

ESPNcricinfo XI: A look at some of the more exotic statistics from the England-India series

Rangana Herath appeals for a wicket

From support act to lead role

Numbers Game: Over the last four years, Rangana Herath has become Sri Lanka's strike bowler

Percy Sherwell

Herath's world record, and left-armer dominance

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

Don Bradman plays and misses during his innings of 138

On This Day

A legend is born

August 27: The greatest batsman of all time is born


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


Why baseball trumps cricket at the movies

Rob Steen: Baseball movies are more ambitious and unabashedly American - always a draw at the box office

'I probably undersold myself as a batsman'

Derek Pringle on his unfulfilled international career, the 1992 World Cup final, cricket journalism, and more

'I wouldn't set up a batsman by giving runs away'

Glenn McGrath on the method behind his metronomic consistency, and why aggression isn't about sledging


Kevin Pietersen didn't last long on his Test return

What if Pietersen had played for England this summer?

Ed Smith: Would he have fared better than the incumbent middle-order batsmen, Root and Ballance?

Ireland coach Phil Simmons looks on during a training session

West Indies needs to develop high-level local coaches

Tony Cozier: The board must coordinate coaches' training across the region and offer Level 3 and Level 4 certification

MS Dhoni is in a relaxed mood as play is held up by bad light

India disgraced themselves by not competing

Ian Chappell: MS Dhoni and the BCCI are to blame for a touring party that has become too comfortable and compliant

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