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January 1 down the years

Mayhem in Queenstown

Corey Anderson blasts a hundred from 36 balls

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

AB goes mental

The fastest one-day hundred

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 greatest time of our lives

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

    'Can't spot Australia's weakness'

Ricky Ponting on Steven Smith's bright future, and McCullum's aggressive leadership

A tale of two coaches

Their playing careers were vastly different, and so are their personalities, but the road to the World Cup final for Hesson and Lehmann has been similar. By Brydon Coverdale

    Why is chasing so difficult at the G?

Cricket Sadist Hour: John Buchanan's man-to-man analysis of the finalists

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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Wahab v Watson, the fury and the folly

For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman

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

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

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

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 (178)

    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

    From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story (155)

    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

    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