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January 1 down the years

A 36-ball century

Mayhem in Queenstown

January 2 down the years

Something special

The Don sets out on his famous 270

January 3 down the years

Five-ton Weekes

A quintet of centuries for the West Indian

January 4 down the years

The story of Jonah

The first bowler to be called for throwing

January 5 down the years

Birth of a one-eyed Tiger

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi makes his entrance

January 6 down the years

Ugliness at the SCG

A racially charged row threatens to split cricket

January 7 down the years

The end of an era

Imran Khan's last day in Test cricket

January 8 down the years

Mr Versatility

The birth of Johnny Wardle

January 9 down the years

The perils of captaincy

The first player to captain a Test team to seven consecutive defeats

January 10 down the years

Trumper's solo onslaught

An Australian legend makes a classic double-century in Adelaide

January 11 down the years

The Wall

Rahul Dravid is born, and Hanif Mohammad falls one short of 500

January 12 down the years

Captain calypso

A glorious, swaggering West Indian captain is born

January 13 down the years

Quick, quick Snow

John Snow streamrolls Australia, and New Zealand lose comprehensively in their first Test

January 14 down the years

Just not cricket

Bodyline reaches the height of its powers in Adelaide

January 15 down the years

A fairytale beginning

Narendra Hirwani and Albert Trott announce themselves

January 16 down the years

The battle of Adelaide

When Australia and England came close to Ashes war

January 17 down the years

The third of three

Clyde Walcott is born, and Gavaskar and Solkar open with the ball

January 18 down the years

Cronje's gamble

The glorious victory that wasn't

January 19 down the years

An Invincible arrives

Arthur Morris is born

January 20 down the years

Frog in a blender

Paul Adams is born, and three in three for an Englishman for the first time

January 21 down the years

Flight of fancy

When David Gower buzzed a cricket field in a Tiger Moth

January 22 down the years

Brief but brutal

Barry Richards' seven-week Test career

January 23 down the years

Glued to the wicket

Hanif Mohammad's 16-hour Barbados marathon

January 24 down the years

Patience is a virtue

Neil Harvey grinds South Africa down in Durban

January 25 down the years

Junior makes his mark

Debuts for Mark Waugh, Richie Benaud, Surinder Amarnath and Wasim Akram

January 26 down the years

The closest Test of all

An Australia-West Indies classic in Adelaide

January 27 down the years

Hello, Harry Potter

A bespectacled New Zealand left-arm spinner is born

January 28 down the years

Monty comes around

A great Australian allrounder is born

January 29 down the years

A Sabina Park farce

Sixty-two ball match in Jamaica, and a record no other match can break

January 30 down the years

Curtly's seventh heaven

Ambrose blasts Australia off the WACA

January 31 down the years

Nailbiter in Chennai

Tendulkar and Saqlain star in an India-Pakistan classic

    Top dog of the underdogs

My Favourite Cricketer: Jack Russell brought a neatness to the keeper's art that was matched by his meticulous scruffiness in other regards. By Scott Oliver

    Rewarding times for Hashim Amla

Numbers Game: The rate at which he has accumulated ODI hundreds and MoM awards is among the fastest in history

'Ponting was an instinctive, aggressive player'

Modern Masters: Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar discuss Ricky Ponting's technique

    MacLeod spells hope for Scotland

Allrounder Calum MacLeod's return from a faulty action is key to Scotland's World Cup hopes. By Tim Wigmore

How boring is boring cricket?

Probably not as much as boring periods in the likes of rugby, football and tennis, Russell Jackson thinks

News | Features Last 7 days

Manic one-day chases, and daddy partnerships

Also, most brothers in a Test XI, and the fastest to 20 ODI centuries

Has international cricket begun to break up?

The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider, and the disenchantment is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket among weaker teams

Well worth the wait

Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin

Younis Khan and the art of scoring hundreds

Out of 70 batsmen who've scored 15 or more Test hundreds only five are from Pakistan, but Younis Khan's appetite for hundreds matches that of some of the top contemporary batsmen

Australia outdone in every way

Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

News | Features Last 7 days

    Has international cricket begun to break up? (83)

    The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider, and the disenchantment is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket among weaker teams

    Lyon low after high of 2013 (51)

    The offspinner was Australia's highest wicket-taker in 2013, but his form has dipped sharply this year

    Australia outdone in every way (51)

    Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

    Well worth the wait (36)

    Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin

    No Ajmal, no problem for Pakistan (33)

    When a team loses its best bowler, it is expected that the team's performance will suffer. As usual, Pakistan defied the expectations