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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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'Ponting was an instinctive, aggressive player'

Modern Masters: Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar discuss Ricky Ponting's technique

    MacLeod spells hope for Scotland

Allrounder Calum MacLeod's return from a faulty action is key to Scotland's World Cup hopes. By Tim Wigmore

The Australian who dares to attack spin

From lead spinner and No. 8, Steven Smith has become a central figure in the batting line-up. By Brydon Coverdale

    'Gibbs used to toss the ball like a basketball'

My XI: Erapalli Prasanna on the West Indian offspinner who had a killer instinct

Cricket's humanity resists specialisation

Jon Hotten: Major sports are driving their competitors towards homogenous physical ideals, but cricket seems to celebrate diversity

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Manic one-day chases, and daddy partnerships

Also, most brothers in a Test XI, and the fastest to 20 ODI centuries

Has international cricket begun to break up?

The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider, and the disenchantment is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket among weaker teams

Well worth the wait

Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin

Younis Khan and the art of scoring hundreds

Out of 70 batsmen who've scored 15 or more Test hundreds only five are from Pakistan, but Younis Khan's appetite for hundreds matches that of some of the top contemporary batsmen

Australia outdone in every way

Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

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    Has international cricket begun to break up? (83)

    The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider, and the disenchantment is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket among weaker teams

    Lyon low after high of 2013 (51)

    The offspinner was Australia's highest wicket-taker in 2013, but his form has dipped sharply this year

    Australia outdone in every way (51)

    Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

    Well worth the wait (36)

    Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin

    No Ajmal, no problem for Pakistan (33)

    When a team loses its best bowler, it is expected that the team's performance will suffer. As usual, Pakistan defied the expectations