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England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 4th day

Job done for captain Cook

Aug 23, 2015: Alastair Cook has worked hard for everything he has achieved as a batsman and England captain. Why? Because being a success is his reason for being

Jarrod Kimber at The Oval

England v Australia, 4th Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Michael Clarke: a battle for greatness and love

Aug 8, 2015: He spent his career trying to win hearts and minds, as well as cricket matches. He could hardly have done more, but the whispers never disappeared

Jarrod Kimber

England v Australia, 4th Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 1st day

Australia's 93-minute video nasty

Aug 6, 2015: This was horror show of Australia's own making and it left Michael Clarke looking like a haunted man

Jarrod Kimber

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Edgbaston, 3rd day

England reawaken Australia's demons

Jul 31, 2015: In a series of remarkable swings nothing is certain, but Australia are facing some familiar foes as they attempt to recover from their Edgbaston thrashing

Jarrod Kimber

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Edgbaston, 1st day

Australia encounter the real England at last

Jul 29, 2015: They came, they saw, they screamed. After two Tests at neutral venues, England's fans and conditions have finally come to the Ashes. And Australia were unprepared

Jarrod Kimber

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Two very different Englands

Jul 19, 2015: England had been to the mountain top in Cardiff, and without even enjoying the view they toppled straight back down at Lord's

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Ashes Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Last chances come early at Cardiff and Lord's

Jul 17, 2015: Last chances have come early at both Cardiff and Lord's as single moments of fortune have had massive consequences

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Cardiff, 4th day

No longer the barbarians at the gate

Jul 11, 2015: Shane Watson's struggles epitomise an Australian team that hasn't been consistently dominant for years

Jarrod Kimber in Cardiff

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Cardiff, 3rd day

Boof's nightmares slowly become reality

Jul 10, 2015: Behind Darren Lehmann's blokey exterior lies a coach, and one with a number of headaches to ponder

Jarrod Kimber in Cardiff

England v Australia, 1st Investec Ashes Test, Cardiff, 1st day

Functional Rogers protects Australian interests

Jul 9, 2015: Chris Rogers may not be shiny and new and won't play for a generation but his glut of fifties have made him a crucial cog in this Australia machine

Jarrod Kimber in Cardiff

England v Australia, 1st Investec Ashes Test, Cardiff, 1st day

Root result trumps process

Jul 8, 2015: Joe Root wasn't always in control and he rode his luck but ultimately new-fangled coaching processes were trumped by all that really matters: the scorebook

Jarrod Kimber

England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

McCullum's Force of Nature XI

Jun 2, 2015: The New Zealand team has been built in its captain's image. When Brendon McCullum attacks, everyone follows. But it has been a long journey

Jarrod Kimber

England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

New Zealand see their Test slip away from them

May 25, 2015: This was New Zealand's time. They saw it. They grabbed at it. But they fumbled. They had it taken away. And now they won't go to Headingley confident or in charge. They will go 1-0 down.

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Stokes slaps the funk out of McCullum

May 24, 2015: As Cook got near his hundred, Brendon McCullum had three slips, three catching covers and a catching mid-on. But for Stokes on 99, McCullum could only summon two slips, a gully, and a regulation field. There was little that funkiness could achieve

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Cyborg Williamson locks sights on England

May 22, 2015: New Zealand's No. 3 is a cricketing form of artificial intelligence. And he will destroy you

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

McCullum gambles fail to capture enough rewards

May 21, 2015: Brendon McCullum gambled on the toss. Gambled on his bowlers. Gambled on his field. New Zealand stormed the fort at his command, but didn't take enough prisoners and ended up in a bloodier battle than they were equipped for

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

Jesse Ryder's suburban fairy tale

Apr 23, 2015: For New Zealand's wild child, there is probably no better place than county cricket right now

Jarrod Kimber

Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne

New Zealand's greatest almost

Mar 29, 2015: Led by their fearless captain, New Zealand threw themselves at this World Cup and came as close as they ever have done to greatness

Jarrod Kimber at the MCG

Eng v Ind, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 3rd day

Dhoni's control test

Aug 17, 2014: For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset

Jarrod Kimber at The Oval

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 1st day

India collapse, Dhoni bats

Aug 15, 2014: MS Dhoni may not be a member of the gentleman's batting club but that doesn't mean he can't be effective

Jarrod Kimber at The Oval
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Done in by Price, run out by Tendulkar

The Cricket Monthly: Angelo Mathews takes a quiz on himself
TCM September issue

    Life is unfair. So is the toss

Andy and Jarrod get philosophical about the coin, and wonder if SA and NZ really played a series recently

    When Sunny made 438 look gettable

Rewind: Had India pulled off the chase at The Oval in 1979, Gavaskar's 221 would be up there as the greatest Test innings

How will future fans look back at Bangladesh's rise?

Hassan Cheema: They can't wallow in pre-YouTube nostalgia like other fans can

Were Indian batsmen of earlier eras better against spin?

Kartikeya Date: Quality spinners have always thrived in India, so it may be unfair to say that today's Indian batsmen are inferior

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The Ashwin show, and Ishant's second wind

R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma dismantled the the opposition, Amit Mishra came back strongly, and Virat Kohli grew as captain during the series win in Sri Lanka

Why is Pujara given short shrift?

He averages better than Rohit Sharma but still has to fight for a place in the Test side, mostly because he doesn't play ODIs

India's will to win tested by searing conditions

On a steaming Colombo day, victory did not come easily to India. But the team kept its focus, intensity and clarity of thought going, and reaped the benefits

All 60 wickets to India bowlers, and a rare comeback

Stats highlights from the third Test between Sri Lanka and India at the SSC where India completed a rare away series win

Another bowling display of two halves

For the fifth time in the last year and a half, India had their opponents five down for less than 100 only to let the lower order off the hook

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