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No. 50

Flintoff rocks Australia

Nov 29, 2009: The old faithful cranks it up one last time

Andrew Miller

No. 49

Pakistan win the World Twenty20

Nov 22, 2009: When it all came together, thrillingly, dangerously, solidly, for a team, a country, that needed it badly

Osman Samiuddin

No. 48

Mendis arrives

Nov 8, 2009: The man who made every ball compelling

Sidharth Monga

No. 47

Rajasthan Royals win the first IPL

Nov 1, 2009: With a wave of the wand, Warne takes his boys home

Dileep Premachandran

No. 46

Malinga takes four

Oct 25, 2009: World Cup 2007: the wild-haired slinger nearly does a coasting South Africa in

Telford Vice

No. 45

Flintoff consoles Lee

Oct 18, 2009: In the heat of battle, Fred shows he cares

Peter Roebuck

No. 44

Bangladesh beat Australia

Oct 11, 2009: With a shot for six over midwicket, the most improbable scoreline in cricket comes to pass

Andrew Miller

No. 42

Ntini takes 10 at Lord's

Oct 4, 2009: At the home of cricket, a young South African makes a statement

Neil Manthorp

No. 43

West Indies win the Champions Trophy

Oct 4, 2009: In the creeping dark, a miracle spreads radiance

Vaneisa Baksh

No. 41

Dravid conquers Adelaide

Sep 27, 2009: With a perfect square-cut, an epic is sealed

Dileep Premachandran

No. 40

Gilchrist walks

Sep 20, 2009: An Australian giving his wicket away? At the World Cup? Truth is often stranger than fiction

John Stern

No. 39

Tendulkar smacks Shoaib around

Sep 13, 2009: First came a six, then a four, then divine magic

Rahul Bhattacharya

No. 38

Waugh gets a last-ball hundred

Sep 6, 2009: Against the old enemy, the old buzzard times it to a nicety

Sambit Bal

No. 37

Ganguly takes his shirt off

Aug 30, 2009: A brattish upstart brings the tone of Lord's down a notch or two

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

No. 36

Kumble bowls with a broken jaw

Aug 23, 2009: Lionheart grits his teeth and shoulders the load

Suresh Menon

No. 35

A win in the dark

Aug 16, 2009: Thorpe steers the ship home in the gloom

Andrew Miller

No. 34

Dravid gets a hundred at Eden

Aug 9, 2009: India's go-to guy steps up and answers the doubters

Boria Majumdar

No. 33

Shoaib strikes twice

Aug 2, 2009: India get hit midships by the Rawalpindi Express

Osman Samiuddin

No. 32

Chennai applauds Pakistan

Jul 26, 2009: It was heartbreak for India, but the crowd at the Chidambaram Stadium saw it differently

Sambit Bal

No. 31

Tendulkar goes after Warne

Jul 19, 2009: Two titans at the height of their powers come up against each other

Boria Majumdar
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