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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

    The return of Bob Simpson

Rewind: When the 41-year-old former captain came out of retirement to lead Australia against India

    Ranji in Ireland, Hazare in Mumbai

Diary: Our correspondent takes in Dublin, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Chennai. By Subash Jayaraman

    A year of triumph and disaster

Martin Crowe: Misbah, McCullum, and the ICC's efforts against chucking were the positive highlights in a year that ended with the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death

    Two fortresses called Brisbane and Centurion

Numbers Game: Australia haven't lost at the Gabba since 1988, while South Africa have a 14-2 record in Centurion

Would Brearley have picked Cook as captain?

Nicholas Hogg: Cook lacks certain qualities the ex-England captain listed as those fitting of an ideal leader, in particular, charisma

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The perfect Test

After the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death, this match showed that cricket and life will continue to go on. This time Test cricket dug in and got through to tea.

Kohli attains batting nirvana

Virat Kohli's innings on the final day transcended the conditions, the bowlers and his batting partners, and when it was all in vain, he displayed remarkable grace in defeat

What ails Rohit and Watson?

Both batsmen seemingly have buckets of talent at their disposal and the backing of their captains, but soft dismissals relentlessly follow both around the Test arena

Hazlewood completes quartet of promise

Josh Hazlewood has been on Australian cricket's radar since he was a teenager. The player that made a Test debut at the Gabba was a much-improved version of the tearaway from 2010

Australia in good hands under proactive Smith

The new stand-in captain has the makings of a long-term leader, given his ability to stay ahead of the game

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    BCCI's argument against DRS not 100% (164)

    Turning your back on a system that the whole cricketing world wants a discussion on, refusing to discuss it because it is not 100%, is not good enough

    Karn struggles to stay afloat (114)

    The failed gamble of handing Karn Sharma a Test debut despite him having a moderate first-class record means India have to rethink who their spinner will be

    Kohli attains batting nirvana (110)

    Virat Kohli's innings on the final day transcended the conditions, the bowlers and his batting partners, and when it was all in vain, he displayed remarkable grace in defeat

    When defeat isn't depressing (57)

    After a long time we have seen an Indian team and captain enjoy the challenge of trying to overcome stronger opposition in an overseas Test

    What ails Rohit and Watson? (52)

    Both batsmen seemingly have buckets of talent at their disposal and the backing of their captains, but soft dismissals relentlessly follow both around the Test arena