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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 Cricket Monthly July issue

    'I'll always try and remain a player first and captain second'

All Out Cricket: Heather Knight on taking over the England captaincy from Charlotte Edwards, and charity work in Rwanda

    Australia's happy hunting ground

Why do Australia, so often poor in Asia, never seem to lose in Sri Lanka? Daniel Brettig offers four possible reasons

    Why close-catching standards have dropped

Ian Chappell: Technique and anticipation are important for close-in fielding. Many of today's fielders lack both

Misbah and the art of wicket acquisition

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Pakistan, press-ups and national redemption

The themes of redemption and rehabilitation had been a constant companion for Pakistan in the build-up to what proved to be an epic first Test, but it was only in that moment of victory that the true significance of their 75-run win could be understood

Keep calm. Misbah is here

Pakistan's thrilling triumph at Lord's was underscored by their captain's serenity

West Indies need to paper over bowling cracks

The hosts' pace attack, with a combined experience of 31 Tests and 56 wickets, is a candidate for being their weakest ever, yet India cannot simply show up and expect to win

Yasir's 13 going on 100, and 42-year-old centurions

Also, losing ten-fors, and back to back Tests at Lord's

An accident waiting to happen

England played a full part in a compelling Test, but if they are to continue to evolve as a Test side the top order has to shape matches

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