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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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The bat wars

The Cricket Monthly: From refugee camps to multimillion-dollar businesses: the story of India's bat-making industry
TCM November issue

    A letter from Deano

Russel Arnold on how he got a note from his favourite cricketer (via Alan Davidson) on his birthday

Pink-ball cricket is a mere bulge in Test cricket's fabric

Jon Hotten: Going by the game's history, it won't be long before day-night Tests simply become Tests

    England finally figure out one-day cricket

Numbers Don't Lie: They have had a dramatic revival in the 50-over game

The kinaesthetic beauty of timing

Sankaran Krishna: When batsmen transfer their body weight and movement precisely into the point of contact between bat and ball, the results can be glorious

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'Ridiculous waste of time and wrong decision'

In five minutes, Nathan Lyon was twice ruled not-out, controversially. The Twitter world did not hold back

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

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

SA look for new fairytale as dream run ends

South Africa's unbeaten run on the road may be over, but rather than mull over their loss, the team must draw heart from their past battles and start afresh to script another era of domination

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