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'It was as if we had dialled 0800-GOD'

Dec 24, 2011: Danny Morrison recalls New Zealand's series-levelling win over Australia in Auckland in 1993. Their next Test win against the same opponent came 18 years later

As told to Siddhartha Talya

South Africa v Australia, second Test, Cape Town, 1957-58

'I tell people my career was pretty similar to Warne's'

Nov 6, 2011: Lindsay Kline took the third, and to date last, hat-trick to be bowled in South Africa. He looks back at those three eventful balls

Brydon Coverdale

What's common to Headingley '81 and Kolkata '01?

Sep 13, 2011: Peter Willey, who was involved in two of the greatest Tests of modern times, as player in one, umpire in the other, looks back at them

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

England v India, third Test, The Oval, 1971

Six for glory

Aug 6, 2011: India are struggling against England on this tour because their fast bowlers have been ineffective, but back in 1971, on a slow Oval pitch, a legspinner took them to their maiden series win in the country

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

England v Australia, fourth Test, Old Trafford, 1956

'You've got to get them when you can'

Jul 31, 2011: On the 55th anniversary of Jim Laker's 10-for at Old Trafford, four Australians who fell to him recall the feat

Interviews by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v Zimbabwe, World Cup, 1983

Duncan's day

Mar 13, 2011: Zimbabwe sold cakes and worked as bouncers to make it to the World Cup. Then they shocked Australia in their first game

Interviews by Simon Lister

'If I'd been Usain Bolt I wouldn't have made my ground'

Dec 14, 2010: Eight of the protagonists recount the the story of the most thrilling Test ever, played exactly fifty years ago

Interviews by Brydon Coverdale

England v West Indies, second Test, Lord's, 1963

On a knife's edge

May 30, 2010: Last over, one team needs six, the other one wicket - a look back at one of the all-time great Lord's Tests

Ted Dexter

New Zealand v India, second Test, Napier, 2008-09

'I didn't ever want to come out of that zone'

Mar 28, 2010: How a man given to shouldering bowlers and mouthing off at them buckled down to play a knock of monk-like discipline

Interview by Sidharth Monga

Australia v West Indies, 4th Test, Adelaide, 1992-93

No Australia Day in Adelaide

Jan 26, 2010: Tim May witnessed the closest-ever win from the other side and the other end

Tim May

England v Australia, The Oval, 1968

Slippery when wet

Aug 19, 2009: Forty-one years ago rain almost saw an Ashes Test get away from England's grasp

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

The Ashes, Headingley, 1981

England in wonderland

Aug 6, 2009: Not the crowd, not the players, not the bookmakers, no one could believe the most incredible Ashes turnaround of them all

Chris Old

Sri Lanka v Pakistan 1985-86

Scrappy in Sri Lanka

Jul 23, 2009: Sri Lanka and Pakistan may get along just fine these days, but back in 1985-86 it was knives out all the time

Interviews by Sidharth Monga

England v West Indies, fifth Test, The Oval, 1976

'The pain was incredible'

May 7, 2009: A look back to an England-West Indies classic from 33 years ago

Bob Woolmer

West Indies v England, fifth Test, Port-of-Spain, 1973-74

Tony's star turn

May 2, 2009: Greig returns to Port-of-Spain to spin England to a memorable win and settle a score

Pat Pocock

Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Karachi, 1994-95

The big steal

Apr 23, 2009: A flashback to 15 years ago, when Pakistan famously put one over Australia in Karachi

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

Australia v New Zealand, only Test, Perth, 1989-90

One man against the mob

Mar 31, 2009: Nearly 20 years ago Mark Greatbatch produced a back-to-the-wall classic as Australians snarled and spat around him

Interview by Sidharth Monga

New Zealand v India, first Test, 1967-68

A win by spin in Dunedin

Mar 17, 2009: India's first Test win abroad came in New Zealand 41 years ago. We look back at the Dunedin Test where Prasanna and Wadekar led the way to a famous triumph

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

West Indies v England, third Test, Port-of-Spain, 1994

Tall, dark and awesome

Feb 12, 2009: When Ambrose ripped the heart out of England's batting

Keith Fletcher

India v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Delhi, 1998-99

Ten past 10

Feb 7, 2009: A decade to the day after his 10 for 74, Anil Kumble and some of his team-mates look back at the feat

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi
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