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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

    'I didn't have the D/L sheet during the Durban World Cup game'

Shaun Pollock talks to Alison Mitchell about career highs and lows

    From support act to lead role

Numbers Game: Over the last four years, Rangana Herath has become Sri Lanka's strike bowler

    The man who gave Afghanistan their mojo

Afghanistan's former coach may have quit cricket to pursue religion, but he remains with the side in spirit

'Pietersen uses his hands beautifully to get in front'

Modern Masters: Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar discuss Kevin Pietersen's un-English technique

66 for 6 and all that

Samir Chopra: India fans can only cower under furniture in the face of such numerological terror

News | Features Last 7 days

How bad must a defeat be to be unacceptable?

A gutting loss to England, after leading the series 1-0, has thrown up some glaring inadequacies in the Indian team but there is little being said or done in terms of improvement

Time to liberate MS Dhoni

After 8-0, MS Dhoni could look forward to building a team from scratch; now, there is nothing left for him to contribute. Free him from the Test captaincy and he could yet give back in other ways

Dhoni's control test

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

Perfect Herath leads SL dominance

Sri Lanka's marks out of 10 following their 2-0 series win against Pakistan

'You should not be embarrassing your country'

Former players react to India's humiliating 1-3 series defeat in England

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    How bad must a defeat be to be unacceptable? (142)

    A gutting loss to England, after leading the series 1-0, has thrown up some glaring inadequacies in the Indian team but there is little being said or done in terms of improvement

    Time to liberate MS Dhoni (116)

    After 8-0, MS Dhoni could look forward to building a team from scratch; now, there is nothing left for him to contribute. Free him from the Test captaincy and he could yet give back in other ways

    Dhoni's control test (75)

    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

    The two faces of James Anderson (60)

    Why does the man who is possibly England's greatest fast bowler occasionally turn into Mr Hyde on the field?

    One-day barrier to Indian Test progress (56)

    With too great an emphasis on limited-overs cricket, MS Dhoni's side have a set of skills and a level of concentration that are not commensurate with the necessities of Tests