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The eliminator


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


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


Stay grounded

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

ESPNcricinfo staff


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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    What does the future hold for Ian Bell?

The Switch Hit crew talk about Bell, Buttler's resurgence, and the pink ball

Can South Africa trust in Tabraiz Shamsi?

Luke Alfred: If they are serious about improving their T20 record, they could do worse than give Titans' promising chinaman bowler a look-in

    The Warner way

Numbers Game: Australia have had a rich tradition of left-hand opening batsmen, and David Warner is a worthy addition to that list

    'Cardio tonight!'

The thrilling lives of the stars, laid bare for your delectation in the Twitter round-up

Olympic cricket? It's a yes from the women

Raf Nicholson: The funding and exposure will be huge for women's cricket

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The difference between Nagpur and Nottingham

One home advantage is not better or worse than the other, but this pitch had variable turn, bounce and pace to go with the fact that pitches that turn from ball one get worse with time

India's pace puzzle: Aaron or Umesh?

With India playing most of their Test cricket at home over the next 18 months, they will have to choose between their two quickest bowlers most of the time. A tricky choice, given Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav's hit or miss tendencies

Ross Taylor treats himself

How Ross Taylor reconciled with New Zealand cricket and made the highest score by a visiting batsman in Australia

A six-ton Test, and Imran's prolific 30s

Plus: most runs in a Test by a New Zealander, and c&b by the same bowler twice in a Test

South Africa fall to record lows

Stats highlights from the second day's play in Nagpur, where South Africa collapsed to their lowest total since their return to Test cricket

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