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A match stopped by a murder

Oct 31, 2016: An India-Pakistan ODI in Sialkot was expected to be a contest that lived long in the memory. It did, for all the wrong reasons

Danyal Rasool

When Pakistan KO-ed Richards and Co

Oct 11, 2016: Thirty years ago this month, Wasim Akram, Imran Khan and Abdul Qadir brought down the mighty West Indies in Faisalabad

Colin Benjamin

Gold from a Madras furnace

Sep 22, 2016: On the last day of the India-Australia Test 30 years ago today, it all came to a boil, in more ways than one. The umpires, and others who were there, look back

Alagappan Muthu

'Everyone cried in the dressing room'

Sep 6, 2016: The 2003 Multan Test ended in heartbreak for Bangladesh, but for Inzamam-ul-Haq it was a match that saved his career

Interviews by Mohammad Isam and Umar Farooq

'I don't think odds of 500-1 have appeared since'

Jul 15, 2016: Thirty-five years ago at Headingley, Bob Willis bowled England to an incredible Ashes win - the culmination of a golden five-year period for him

Crispin Andrews

'The worst England tour ever'

Apr 29, 2016: Thirty years ago England were battered, bruised, broken and blackwashed in the Caribbean

Colin Benjamin

How West Indies began their journey to world domination

Apr 20, 2016: Forty years ago Clive Lloyd and Co arrived in England ready to forge reputations. They left having established legends

Interviews by Crispin Andrews

The return of South Africa, on a tour they didn't want

Apr 12, 2016: Exhausted at the end of a long season, South Africa played their first Test on their return to international cricket in Barbados in 1992 - and nearly won

Luke Alfred

'Prime minister Hawke called us traitors'

Jan 12, 2016: The Australian rebel tour to South Africa had its share of controversy, but it also sparked the emergence of future stars from both countries

Interviews by Crispin Andrews

Hadlee's greatest hits

Nov 8, 2015: Little brother trounces big brother: New Zealand's historic triumph in Brisbane 30 years ago, starring Paddles, Mo and Crowe

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

When Wettimuny drove and Mendis hooked

Jun 13, 2014: England expected to bounce Sri Lanka out in the Lord's Test in 1984. Instead they were met with a defiant side whose batsmen put on a show to remember

Interviews by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Cairns' Hamilton holdout

Dec 17, 2013: Campbell and Griffith smashed hundreds as West Indies cruised to 276 for no loss on the opening day. Then came the fightback

Interviews by Andrew McGlashan

'We dominated for over four days but lost in half a session'

Sep 24, 2013: Sri Lanka were a home stretch away from their first Test win over Australia. And only a young legspinner with a bowling average of over 300 stood in their way

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi and Andrew Fernando

When Atherton's men broke the hoodoo

Aug 20, 2013: The Ashes were long gone and England were in disarray, but a young captain and a greenhorn bowling trio produced a victory to remember

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

Benaud's Manchester miracle

Aug 1, 2013: England needed 256 in 230 minutes at Old Trafford. Ted Dexter blazed 76 but a wily Australian captain had the final say

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

Bobby's day out

Jul 18, 2013: Forty-odd years ago, Australia went into a Lord's Test as underdogs, one down in the series, and came out smelling of roses

Nagraj Gollapudi

Shootout at Trent Bridge

Jul 10, 2013: A soggy Nottingham hosted the low-scoring first Test of the 1981 Ashes, and the quick bowlers ruled the roost

Nagraj Gollapudi

The emperor reigns at Kingsmead

Mar 21, 2013: Batting with the prodigiously talented young Barry Richards at Kingsmead in 1970, Graeme Pollock stepped up his game; the Aussies barely survived to tell the tale

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

'To be bowled out for 100 two times on that pitch was not on'

Mar 4, 2013: The New Zealand team of the '80s wasn't one you could afford to underestimate, as England found out on a lively Christchurch pitch in 1984

Andrew McGlashan

'I can't remember a thing after 120 in that innings'

Feb 21, 2013: The chief protagonist of the second tied Test on an innings of sweat, tears and worse - and the party after

Interview by Brydon Coverdale
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How do I explain cricket to my first-born?

Living in the US, far away from the beating heart of the game, a father wonders how he can get the next generation to fall in love with it

Might cricket ban close-in fielders some day?

Michael Jeh ruminates on health and safety issues in the game, and how we might deal with them in the future

    When Schultz slung 'em in

Luke Alfred: South Africa's Brett Schultz was fast and fearsome, but for all-too-short a while

    'My father's contribution to the game has been extraordinary'

Richard Hadlee talks about the lessons he learnt from Walter, and the competition he enjoyed with brother Dayle

The hinterland of 40

Jon Hotten: At Lord's we saw three in-between scores of the sort that are as likely to annoy the selectors as excite them

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'Why don't you admit you're an alien?'

Some of the reactions on Twitter to Virat Kohli's record-equalling hundred during India's chase in Pune

Vote - Which is the most outrageous cricket shot?

In the past week, we have seen two shots that left us awestruck: Virat Kohli's jab that sailed over midwicket and Najibullah Zadran's six over the extra-cover boundary despite slipping in the process. Will either of the two top this compilation?

Another record chase, another Kohli special

Stats highlights from the first ODI between India and England in Pune

'Yuvraj is making us believe in fairytales'

The Twitter world rose up to applaud Yuvraj Singh's hundred, in his second game since being recalled to India's ODI squad

The agony and ecstasy of Kedar Jadhav

Kedar Jadhav battled physical exertion and pain as he played the innings of his life, but there could not have been a better balm to soothe those pains than watching his team go the distance

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