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Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne

New Zealand's greatest almost

Mar 29, 2015: Led by their fearless captain, New Zealand threw themselves at this World Cup and came as close as they ever have done to greatness

Jarrod Kimber at the MCG

Eng v Ind, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 3rd day

Dhoni's control test

Aug 17, 2014: For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset

Jarrod Kimber at The Oval

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 1st day

India collapse, Dhoni bats

Aug 15, 2014: MS Dhoni may not be a member of the gentleman's batting club but that doesn't mean he can't be effective

Jarrod Kimber at The Oval

England v India, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford, 3rd day

Happy new era

Aug 9, 2014: England's new players enjoyed the celebrations the most in front of delighted - and drunk - crowd

Jarrod Kimber at Old Trafford

England v India, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford, 3rd day

Pankaj Singh, Test wicket-taker

Aug 9, 2014: After 26 spells, 69 overs, and 415 deliveries, Pankaj Singh took the wicket that was cheered by cricket fans regardless of their affiliation

Jarrod Kimber at Old Trafford

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 5th day

James Anderson - not finished yet

Jul 31, 2014: Not since the first Test of last summer's Ashes has James Anderson been as effective for England. With the possibility of suspension hanging over him, he restated his value

Jarrod Kimber

England v India, third Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 4th day

The woeful world of Pankaj Singh

Jul 30, 2014: Pankaj Singh greeted his most expensive analysis in Test history with the words 'That is cricket'. It was admirable acceptance from an impressive man of a record he did not deserve

Jarrod Kimber at the Ageas Bowl

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 1st day

Ugly runs but still they swoon

Jul 27, 2014: Alastair Cook did not bat like a leading man but the crowd applauded him for simply not failing

Jarrod Kimber at the Ageas Bowl

A hole in England's bucket

Jul 24, 2014: What's wrong with their cricket? Well, what isn't?

Jarrod Kimber

Together they fall

Jul 23, 2014: England rose to No. 1 in the rankings with a machine-like efficiency but the signs of an impending breakdown were quickly apparent

Jarrod Kimber

England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Anderson shines in era of the No. 11

Jul 12, 2014: There are few endeavors as silly as No. 11s batting. Anderson's innings was another piece of history for cricket's most comical and undervalued batting position

Jarrod Kimber at Trent Bridge

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

The pearl and the bank clerk

Jun 24, 2014: The stories of Shaminda Eranga and Rangana Herath sum up the Sri Lanka team, an under-prepared, under-financed group who refused to be beaten by England

Jarrod Kimber at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

England's comedy of errors

Jun 23, 2014: It was not hard to spot England's mistakes on a day when they even ran out of stupid ideas

Jarrod Kimber at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Pradeep makes his stand

Jun 16, 2014: Sri Lanka were left relying on the unlikeliest of heroes as a dramatic last hour drew to its conclusion

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Sri Lanka's brothers in arms

Jun 14, 2014: The hug Kumar Sangakkara received from Mahela Jayawardene after completing a century at Lord's was just another chapter in their bromance

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day

Standing in the shadows of giants

Feb 15, 2014: Without the coach who took them to No. 1 and the allrounder who made them great, South Africa are trying to surf into a tidal wave

Jarrod Kimber

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 1st day

More bust than boom

Feb 12, 2014: Proper cricket fans would have enjoyed Shaun Marsh's doggedness and Steven Smith's strokeplay - pity there were too few in the ground

Jarrod Kimber in Centurion

Tell the administrators you're watching them

Jan 18, 2014: International cricket's top three seem to be planning a hostile takeover of the game. Do you want to stop them?

Jarrod Kimber

The Ashes 2013-14

England's road to hell

Jan 5, 2014: At the end, as their coach vowed to get more intense and controlling, England's players drifted round the SCG like broken machines

Jarrod Kimber at the SCG

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 1st day

Trying to turn six into No. 1

Jan 3, 2014: Australia's top order has been bailed out time and again by Brad Haddin - but they will need to do better if they are going to top the rankings

Jarrod Kimber at the SCG
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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

News | Features Last 7 days

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.

News | Features Last 7 days

    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 (135)

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