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Deserted roads, labyrinthine stadiums, and Pacific delights

Feb 4, 2014: Our correspondent soaks in the gorgeous view of Hawke's Bay, and gets used to following traffic rules even when there are no vehicles in sight

Abhishek Purohit

Goodbye to Jacques, Durban and all that

Jan 2, 2014: The second leg of our correspondent's South Africa tour diary features steel bands, pelvic thrusts, Ethiopian food, and a low-key last innings

Sidharth Monga

Rain, marimbas and memorials

Dec 18, 2013: When great men die, it pours. And South Africans break into song and dance

Sidharth Monga

All hail the Basin and Mac the Magnificent

Mar 28, 2013: From the old-school charms of Wellington's ground to the big-city vibe of Auckland

Andrew McGlashan

Chills, thrills and family ties

Mar 12, 2013: Bracing weather, a picturesque landing, and men with famous surnames making their mark - they all feature in the first edition of our correspondent's New Zealand diary

Andrew McGlashan

A Melbourne Christmas

Jan 1, 2013: There's yummy food in Hobart, and lovely buildings in Australia's second-largest city. Too bad Sri Lanka don't quite show up for the second Test

Andrew Fernando

Memories and memorabilia

Dec 6, 2012: Plenty of sporting history is on display wherever our correspondent heads on the last leg of her Australia tour

Firdose Moonda

Sydney, Brissie, Ritchie

Nov 17, 2012: Get a load of the east coast, and a furore about racism, on the first leg of our correspondent's Australia tour

Firdose Moonda

Five days of coaching in Kabul

Oct 21, 2012: A cricket academy director travels to Afghanistan for a camp and returns inspired

Martin Gleeson

Battling school-time traffic, and a birthday by the sea

Oct 9, 2012: Our correspondent experiences the moods of victory and defeat, courtesy the captains' press conferences

Abhishek Purohit

Splitting bread five ways

Oct 6, 2012: A touring journalist's life isn't one to envy, especially during dinner time

Abhishek Purohit

Sri Lanka? Here we go again

Sep 23, 2012: If you're covering a global cricket event, there will be plenty of running around, dodging cricket balls, flattering the hotel staff and walking uphill

Abhishek Purohit

Picking Player of the Tournament with Pistol and Roshan

Aug 30, 2012: And other glamorous outings for a reporter covering the Under-19 World Cup

George Binoy

Watching cricket, tennis-style

Aug 23, 2012: Also: magpie-spotting, barramundi-eating, and interviewing players clad in towels

George Binoy

History done two ways

Aug 22, 2012: The past smacks you in the face when you're in England; and South Africa make their own history too

Firdose Moonda

Hey, there's a World Cup on

Aug 13, 2012: But rugby and the Olympics are what everybody's taking about in Australia

George Binoy

Cakes and ale

Aug 8, 2012: There's plenty of both on offer when one is touring England

Firdose Moonda

Where everybody knows someone famous

Aug 6, 2012: It's less than six degrees of separation when you tour the Caribbean

Subash Jayaraman

Speaking gibberish, haunting cathedrals

Jul 23, 2012: For a South African journalist in England, there are plenty of things to see and do that she hasn't before

Firdose Moonda

Rain, Roach, Roseau

Apr 27, 2012: Part two of our correspondent's West Indies diary stars the elements, and a heir to Marshall's legacy

Daniel Brettig
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    The return of Bob Simpson

Rewind: When the 41-year-old former captain came out of retirement to lead Australia against India

    Ranji in Ireland, Hazare in Mumbai

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    A year of triumph and disaster

Martin Crowe: Misbah, McCullum, and the ICC's efforts against chucking were the positive highlights in a year that ended with the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death

    Two fortresses called Brisbane and Centurion

Numbers Game: Australia haven't lost at the Gabba since 1988, while South Africa have a 14-2 record in Centurion

Why Steven Smith's here to stay

Russell Jackson: He has experienced captaincy at every level. Most admirably, he has managed to reinvent his game to succeed at the highest level

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The perfect Test

After the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death, this match showed that cricket and life will continue to go on. This time Test cricket dug in and got through to tea.

Kohli attains batting nirvana

Virat Kohli's innings on the final day transcended the conditions, the bowlers and his batting partners, and when it was all in vain, he displayed remarkable grace in defeat

What ails Rohit and Watson?

Both batsmen seemingly have buckets of talent at their disposal and the backing of their captains, but soft dismissals relentlessly follow both around the Test arena

Hazlewood completes quartet of promise

Josh Hazlewood has been on Australian cricket's radar since he was a teenager. The player that made a Test debut at the Gabba was a much-improved version of the tearaway from 2010

Australia in good hands under proactive Smith

The new stand-in captain has the makings of a long-term leader, given his ability to stay ahead of the game

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    BCCI's argument against DRS not 100% (164)

    Turning your back on a system that the whole cricketing world wants a discussion on, refusing to discuss it because it is not 100%, is not good enough

    Karn struggles to stay afloat (114)

    The failed gamble of handing Karn Sharma a Test debut despite him having a moderate first-class record means India have to rethink who their spinner will be

    Kohli attains batting nirvana (110)

    Virat Kohli's innings on the final day transcended the conditions, the bowlers and his batting partners, and when it was all in vain, he displayed remarkable grace in defeat

    When defeat isn't depressing (57)

    After a long time we have seen an Indian team and captain enjoy the challenge of trying to overcome stronger opposition in an overseas Test

    What ails Rohit and Watson? (52)

    Both batsmen seemingly have buckets of talent at their disposal and the backing of their captains, but soft dismissals relentlessly follow both around the Test arena