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November 1 down the years

Australia's nemesis

The second Indian to make over 2000 Test runs against Australia

November 2 down the years

Never another like Victor

A popular Australian star

November 3 down the years

Three cricketers go to prison

When Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were found guilty in a court of law a year after the spot-fixing scandal shook cricket

November 4 down the years

Golden gloves

Birth of one of the greatest wicketkeepers in history

November 5 down the years

The brash golden boy

Birth of Virat Kohli

November 6 down the years

Crash, bang, wallop

Butchery in Brisbane

November 7 down the years

India break their Australian duck

Courtesy Gavaskar, Chauhan, Kirmani and Ghavri

November 8 down the years

Reversing the tide

Big trophy No. 1 for Australia

November 9 down the years

Hadlee's nine-for

New Zealand's best bowling figures came today at the Gabba

November 10 down the years

Welcome to the party

Bangladesh join the Test club

November 11 down the years

Fearless Freddo

Birth of the hard-hitting West Indian left-hander Roy Fredericks

November 12 down the years

Birth of the defiant Dudley

A South African stalwart appears

November 13 down the years

Two six four

Rohit Sharma shatters an ODI world record

November 14 down the years

An Aussie destroyer

Gilly is born

November 15 down the years

Two legends make their entrance

Tendulkar and Waqar debut

November 16 down the years

The king of swing

The man who took reverse swing to a new level

November 17 down the years

The left-hander who never won

One of the great southpaws of the game

November 18 down the years

A Bradmanesque year

Andy Flower's amazing run

November 19 down the years

Pakistan beat India

In a series for the first time

November 20 down the years

The 30,000-run barrier

Tendulkar crosses a milestone no man has crossed before

November 21 down the years

Move over Darling

An inspiring Australian leader is born

November 22 down the years

The early developer

A Test debut at 15 years and 124 days

November 23 down the years

A World Cup-winning opener

The birth of Gary Kirsten

November 24 down the years

A Beefy birthday

Sir Ian Botham is born

November 25 down the years

The tiger king

Imran Khan, the finest cricketer Pakistan has produced, is born

November 26 down the years

Hughes boohoos

Australia's captain breaks down after losing to West Indies yet again

November 27 down the years

The death of Phillip Hughes

The young Australian batsman suffers a blow to the head he does not recover from

November 28 down the years

The Australian in excelsis

One of Australia's favourite sons was born

November 29 down the years

A Colombo party for New Zealand

Their first Test win in Sri Lanka in 14 years

November 30 down the years

The Don's uninspiring debut

Bradman makes 19 runs in his first Test

    It's not the plan, stupid

Ed Smith: Good performances make all plans look good. The better team on the day always wins, irrespective of what was strategised in the dressing room

    Original hits

ESPNcricinfo XI: A look at some of cricket's most memorable strokes - and their makers

    What is Rohit Sharma's role?

Should India have practised slip catching in the nets? Who will play at the G?

    'I'd like to have faced the West Indies quicks'

Northamptonshire's David Willey picks his ideal partner for a jungle expedition, and talks about his famous dad

The charm of the Boxing Day Test

Jonathan Wilson: It's special not just for the cricket, but also because it satisfies one of the tenets of Christmas - bringing people together

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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

Karn struggles to stay afloat

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

Vijay 144, Ganguly 144

Stats highlights from the first day of the second Test between Australia and India in Brisbane

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