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Pakistan v England, 1st Test, Multan, 2005-06

A kind of frenzy

Dec 5, 2010: When Pakistan switched themselves on and turned, all guns blazing, on England

Osman Samiuddin

South Africa v Pakistan, Brisbane, World Cup 1992

Jonty launches himself

Oct 30, 2010: When Rhodes went airborne and into the stumps, and created a legacy

Trevor Chesterfield

Australia v South Africa, second Test, Melbourne, 2008-09

From hopelessness to neverland

Sep 5, 2010: South Africa's epochal series win in Australia had everything international sport should

Neil Manthorp

Australia v England, second Test, Adelaide, 2006

The thrill, the magic, the horror

Aug 22, 2010: When Warne took a Test match from dullness to unimaginable menace

Rob Smyth

West Indies v Australia, first Test, Barbados, 1995

A fiery beginning to the end of an empire

Jul 11, 2010: The Australians had sounded the clarion call for the end of West Indies' reign, but Hooper and Lara wouldn't go down without a fight

Mike Selvey

England v Australia, second Test, Edgbaston, 2005

A hundred minutes to last a lifetime

Jun 13, 2010: Edgbaston 2005: one unforgettable session, the second-closest Test win ever - it was enough to make a man turn against his friend

Steve James

Australia v England, first Test, Perth, 1982-83

A touch of Gower

May 30, 2010: A WACA innings where the batsman should, by rights, have gone on to make 400

Christian Ryan

England v India, World Twenty20, Durban, 2007

The thirty-sixer

May 16, 2010: For those who didn't get to see Sobers' six sixes, Yuvraj provided an encore in Durban

Hugh Chevallier

Pakistan v India, 3rd ODI, Lahore, 2005-06

When the tough got going

Apr 25, 2010: The pitch and Asif were playing tricks, but they were up against a wizened master

Dileep Premachandran

England v West Indies, Lord's 2000

That golden Saturday

Apr 18, 2010: Ten years ago Lord's hosted a classic, when the crowd roared the staid ground to life and England to a win

Tanya Aldred

England v Pakistan, third Test, Headingley, 1982

Imran stands up to England

Apr 4, 2010: When the warrior marshalled his troops to fight like they had never before

Kamran Abbasi

India v West Indies, second Test, Delhi, 1983

Hook-filled and Bradmanesque

Mar 21, 2010: Sunil Gavaskar's 29th Test century came against two of the most ferocious quicks of all time

Pradeep Magazine

West Indies v India, 4th Test, Jamaica, 2006

Thou shalt not pass

Mar 14, 2010: Rahul Dravid gives a lesson in the art of defence on a minefield of a pitch with the series at stake

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

England v Australia, first Test, Edgbaston, 1997

Summer sun, something's begun

Feb 28, 2010: Sure Australia were plagued by injuries, but Nasser Hussain gave the English fans hope this year would be different

Andrew Hughes

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Port Elizabeth, 1992

One-armed bandit

Feb 21, 2010: As his team-mates collapsed and Donald raged, Kapil Dev took the fight to South Africa

Suresh Menon

England v Australia, first Test, Lord's, 2005

Great balls of fire

Feb 7, 2010: On a balmy Lord's morning in 2005, England drew first blood - literally - in what would turn into a storied series

Stephen Brenkley

West Indies v England, 5th Test, Antigua, 1986

Caesar returns triumphant

Jan 31, 2010: The greatest cricketer of his generation, and the moment of his fulfillment

Scyld Berry

West Indies v South Africa, Only Test, Barbados, 1992

'Last day at Kensington Oval always belongs to us'

Jan 24, 2010: South Africa need 79 to win but can they get past Wambrose?

Telford Vice

Australia v Pakistan, Brisbane, 1995-96

This round to Warne

Dec 27, 2009: Master spinner, master player of spin, bribery allegations in the background - it's all too thick for decorum

Peter English

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Sharjah, 2002-03.

Raging bull

Dec 19, 2009: Extreme heat can do things to people: in Sharjah in 2002 it turned Shoaib into a madman

John Stern
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The leave outside off stump has been critical to M Vijay's success since his India comeback last year. Contrary to popular opinion, such patience and self-denial comes naturally to him

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Alastair Cook did not bat like a leading man but the crowd applauded him for simply not failing

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