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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

    How about state funding for Tests?

Rob Steen: Lord Patel's appointment to the ECB could put the endangered format in the forefront, both financially and otherwise

    'Not playing Test cricket isn't a tragedy, losing a son is'

Couch Talk: Barry Richards puts his shortened Test career in perspective, and talks about Bedi, Pollock and Viv

Were Indian batsmen of earlier eras better against spin?

Kartikeya Date: Quality spinners have always thrived in India, so it may not be fair to suggest that the current generation of Indian batsmen is inferior

    T20: it's a gas, gas, gas

Mark Nicholas: The Cardiff match showed the format is valid and valuable. Only, we need to be careful we don't overdo it

The travails of a middle-aged cricketer

Jonathan Wilson: When the bad days outnumber the good, and the aches and pains hasten your decline, you wonder if each game might be your last

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Ojha's time to 'relax' before Test debut

After spending 15 years in the domestic circuit, Naman Ojha is expected to make his Test debut in the third match, for which, he says, he is not facing additional pressure because of the long wait

Pujara's chance to beat his blues

After a ten-month free-fall, Cheteshwar Pujara will turn out for India once again at the traditional batting paradise that is the SSC. Can he make it count?

Why is Pujara given short shrift?

He averages better than Rohit Sharma but still has to fight for a place in the Test side, mostly because he doesn't play ODIs

Another bowling display of two halves

For the fifth time in the last year and a half, India had their opponents five down for less than 100 only to let the lower order off the hook

Resolute Pujara shines in stop-gap role

Cheteshwar Pujara's century was proof that at times in Test match play, survival need not mean mere tentativeness but the ability to wait for simpler things, like the loose ball

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