Events and people that shaped the game
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No. 8

The captaincy of Harry Trott

Feb 13, 2010: A pioneer in moving fielders, shuffling and resting bowlers, the pathbreaking Australian captain believed much of the game was played above the shoulders

Gideon Haigh

No. 7

The light of the East

Feb 6, 2010: Ranji opened up the region behind square on the leg side as a legitimate area for making runs

Rahul Bhattacharya

No. 6

Rise of the Ashes

Jan 30, 2010: From a burnt bail to the biggest crowds, the highest ratings and the tallest hoopla

Christian Ryan

No. 5

The first Test

Jan 23, 2010: The international five-day game is born

Chandrahas Choudhury

No. 4

The legacy of Grace

Dec 19, 2009: If not for the good doctor, cricket might have remained a pastime rather than a great international sport

Matthew Engel

No. 3

Wisden

Dec 12, 2009: A 112-page volume on the 1863 season launched an institution that clinches most cricket arguments

Steven Lynch

No. 2

Overarm bowling

Dec 5, 2009: How the bowling arm made its way from below the waist to the shoulder to high over the head

Steven Lynch

No. 1

The origins of cricket

Nov 28, 2009: From creag to kreckett to the real thing

Steven Lynch
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    What did we learn from this World Cup?

That there is a place for proper batsmanship in ODIs, that New Zealand punch above their weight, and that wickets win you matches. By Ed Smith

    New Zealand's greatest almost

Jarrod Kimber: Led by their fearless captain, New Zealand threw themselves at this World Cup and came as close as they ever have done to greatness

    'A Test team shouldn't automatically qualify for the World Cup'

Match Point: Michael Holding, Ian Chappell and Ajit Agarkar on ways to make the tournament better

    Chance for 'mediocre' West Indies to show up England

Tony Cozier: The incoming ECB chairman's pre-series comments could motivate the hosts to show the resolve that was lacking in recent months

When defeats haunt

Nicholas Hogg: In close matches you ponder over the what-could-have-beens; in a one-sided game, the past is put to rest quickly

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Wet weather dulls India's threat perception

The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story

As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

The battle of the bullies

This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

Dhoni masters numbers game to crack ODI code

Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager

Time slips by South Africa once again

It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

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    The battle of the bullies (236)

    This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

    India swept away by Australia's depth (183)

    India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan

    Time slips by South Africa once again (147)

    It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

    Wet weather dulls India's threat perception (140)

    The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

    The greatest time of our lives (136)

    Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun