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The eliminator

One1

Jan 13, 2009: A tie is not a tie - not in Twenty20. And this is how it is resolved

The carrom-ball

Giving 'em the finger

Aug 26, 2008: The newest addition to cricket's lexicon is derived from a non-contact sport

HotSpot

X-ray vision

Aug 4, 2008: Among the recent innovations in use in cricket broadcasting is a system that claims 100% accuracy in catching the thinnest of edges

The Spirit of Cricket Lecture

Talking Cricket

Jun 26, 2008: The annual forum where the great and good put forward ideas on the game for discussion

Number of balls in an over

That's the over

Jun 6, 2008: Six, eight, five, four - why has cricket not been able to make up its mind about how long a bowling unit should last?

The bowling machine

Robot McGrath

May 2, 2008: The automaton that aims to put net bowlers out of business

The light rule

Wait until dark

Apr 10, 2008: When and how can play be stopped if light is an issue?

The runner

Fresh legs

Mar 13, 2008: How the on-field dynamics change when an injured batsman gets a team-mate to run for him

Mankading

Stay grounded

Feb 17, 2008: A form of dismissal named after a legendary Indian allrounder

ESPNcricinfo staff

Powerplays

Wonder overs

Feb 1, 2008: What field restrictions became after 2005

The speed gun

For good measure

Sep 13, 2007: How fast are cricket's fast men? This little thingummybob tells you

The yips

All in the mind

Sep 13, 2007: How it feels to be trapped in the choking process

The chinaman

Leggie in the mirror

Sep 13, 2007: Ellis Achong invented it; we've got the lowdown on it

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Daniel Vettori, Mr Spirit of Cricket

Brydon Coverdale on Daniel Vettori, a fierce competitor yet unfailingly polite, a man with no equal for understated brilliance

    Clarke's fairy tale

Mark Nicholas: The last few days have been about being loved at last for Australia's World Cup-winning captain

    Farewell ODI tons, and highest in a semi

Ask Steven: Plus, players who signed off with World Cup finals, and Sydney's ODI record

Awesome Aussies, nice New Zealand, and a Big Brother house

ESPNcricinfo's staff on tour pick their lasting memories of the World Cup

Fifty-over cricket, I was wrong

Jon Hotten: This World Cup gave us driven, vibrant, electric ODI cricket, played at the limit of current ability, and it was magnificent

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Wet weather dulls India's threat perception

The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

The battle of the bullies

This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

Dhoni masters numbers game to crack ODI code

Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager

Time slips by South Africa once again

It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

Triumph and disaster in an unforgiving minute

The difference between New Zealand and South Africa in Auckland was a matter of moments: fleeting minutes that laid bare the fickle beauty and cruelty of sport

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