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No. 30

Walsh lends Lara a shoulder

Jul 12, 2009: Another big gesture from a big man famous for them

Vaneisa Baksh

No. 29

Hollioake stands up to McGrath

Jul 5, 2009: An English teenager makes a startling debut against the old enemy

Tim de Lisle

No. 28

Slats socks it to England

Jun 28, 2009: Begin as you mean to go on? Michael Slater invented the dictum

Christian Ryan

No. 27

Athers falls to Ambrose

Jun 21, 2009: West Indies had a small total to defend. They also had Ambi

BC Pires

No. 26

Donald bowls Border

Jun 14, 2009: de Villiers was on fire; then White Lightning came to the party

Trevor Chesterfield

No. 25

Sachin ties 'em down

Jun 7, 2009: Six needed off the last over? Not on my life. Tendulkar bowls the perfect last over

Dileep Premachandran

No. 24

Rhodes takes five

May 31, 2009: Not a bird, not a plane, it's Jonty on fire

Neil Manthorp

No. 23

The ball of the century

May 24, 2009: Pitch outside leg, take off stump, easy as pie

Steven Lynch

No. 22

Akram nails two in two

May 17, 2009: Wasim's World Cup ripper of rippers came with a sequel hot on its heels

Tim de Lisle

No. 21

Tendulkar serves notice

May 10, 2009: With a flurry of sixes against Qadir, the maestro announces himself

Suresh Menon

No. 20

Harper runs out Gooch

May 3, 2009: A burst of athleticism in the MCC bicentenary Test makes Lord's gasp

Rob Steen

No. 19

Miandad seals it with a six

Apr 26, 2009: The shot that rang out around the world

Kamran Abbasi

No. 18

Siva gets Javed stumped

Apr 19, 2009: The World Championship final, 1985: Miandad was wily, LS even more so

R Mohan

No. 17

Kapil gets Viv

Apr 12, 2009: The catch that made India's World Cup win possible

Kamran Abbasi

No. 16

Greenidge loses his off stump

Apr 5, 2009: The third World Cup final: Sandhu lands the punch that makes the knockout possible

Soumya Bhattacharya

No. 15

AB and Thommo fall short

Mar 29, 2009: They took it down to the wire; then the final, fatal stumble

Mike Coward

No. 14

Imran bowls Vishy

Mar 22, 2009: Pakistan's captain sends a chill down Indian spines in Karachi

Rajan Bala

No. 13

Beefy hits it into the confectionery stall

Mar 15, 2009: Botham's 149 was mostly all humpty, but one shot stood head and shoulders clear

John Stern

No. 12

Boycott b Holding

Mar 8, 2009: The perfect set-up, then the perfect kill. It was the most ferocious, exacting opening over by a bowler in a Test match

Mike Selvey

No. 11

Chappell throws it away

Mar 1, 2009: Small target, end of the day, what does the batting captain do? He gets bowled

R Mohan
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