The Best I've Watched

Writers on the best day, session or passage of play they've seen live

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Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Multan, 2005-06

A kind of frenzy

When Pakistan switched themselves on and turned, all guns blazing, on England

Trevor Chesterfield

Jonty Rhodes in action against Sri Lanka

South Africa v Pakistan, Brisbane, World Cup 1992

Jonty launches himself

When Rhodes went airborne and into the stumps, and created a legacy

Mike Selvey

West Indies v Australia, first Test, Barbados, 1995

A fiery beginning to the end of an empire

The Australians had sounded the clarion call for the end of West Indies' reign, but Hooper and Lara wouldn't go down without a fight

Steve James

England v Australia, second Test, Edgbaston, 2005

A hundred minutes to last a lifetime

Edgbaston 2005: one unforgettable session, the second-closest Test win ever - it was enough to make a man turn against his friend

Australia v England, first Test, Perth, 1982-83

A touch of Gower

A WACA innings where the batsman should, by rights, have gone on to make 400

Hugh Chevallier

England v India, World Twenty20, Durban, 2007

The thirty-sixer

For those who didn't get to see Sobers' six sixes, Yuvraj provided an encore in Durban

England v West Indies, Lord's 2000

That golden Saturday

Ten years ago Lord's hosted a classic, when the crowd roared the staid ground to life and England to a win