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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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    Hard to make 'em like Thommo and Typhoon

Ian Chappell: Though the game has had many quality quicks, none have been quite as lethal as Jeff Thomson and Frank Tyson

    The summer of a man's life

Rewind: The 1947 season was the zenith for the County Championship, and of Denis Compton and Bill Edrich

    A story of Caribbean empowerment

Inspired by the film, the book Fire in Babylon looks at the rise of a West Indies team alongside the life of its immigrant people in Britain.. By Nicholas Hogg

Simon says

The Cricket Monthly: Simon Taufel takes a crack - in two languages, no less - at our quiz about his career
TCM October issue

Those fine men of Hyderabad

V Ramnarayan on playing with Pataudi, Abid Ali, Jaisimha and Abbas Ali Baig

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The makeshift opener who batted and batted

Thrust into the job in Kanpur in 2004, Andrew Hall gave an underachieving South Africa side belief that they could wear India down at home

West Indies still reeling from India pullout

The controversy over selection for the Sri Lanka ODIs shows that the board hasn't moved on from the tumultuous events of last year

The Azhar Ali answer to Pakistan's top-order woes

In Pakistan's Test history, no player batting in the top three positions has scored 4500 runs; Azhar Ali is well on course to becoming the first

Obstructing winners, and in-law captains

Also: slowest to 100 Test wickets, run out in both innings, and the oldest surviving Test captain

Most sixes hit in India, and Duminy's fastest fifty

Stats highlights from the first T20I between India and South Africa in Dharamsala

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