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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

Shane the avenger

Warne destroys Pakistan in Brisbane

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

Des handles

The fourth instance of a batsman being given out handled the ball in Tests

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

    Top dog of the underdogs

My Favourite Cricketer: Jack Russell brought a neatness to the keeper's art that was matched by his meticulous scruffiness in other regards. By Scott Oliver

    Rewarding times for Hashim Amla

Numbers Game: The rate at which he has accumulated ODI hundreds and MoM awards is among the fastest in history

'Ponting was an instinctive, aggressive player'

Modern Masters: Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar discuss Ricky Ponting's technique

    MacLeod spells hope for Scotland

Allrounder Calum MacLeod's return from a faulty action is key to Scotland's World Cup hopes. By Tim Wigmore

How boring is boring cricket?

Probably not as much as boring periods in the likes of rugby, football and tennis, Russell Jackson thinks

News | Features Last 7 days

Manic one-day chases, and daddy partnerships

Also, most brothers in a Test XI, and the fastest to 20 ODI centuries

Has international cricket begun to break up?

The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider, and the disenchantment is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket among weaker teams

Well worth the wait

Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin

Younis Khan and the art of scoring hundreds

Out of 70 batsmen who've scored 15 or more Test hundreds only five are from Pakistan, but Younis Khan's appetite for hundreds matches that of some of the top contemporary batsmen

Australia outdone in every way

Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

News | Features Last 7 days

    Has international cricket begun to break up? (83)

    The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider, and the disenchantment is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket among weaker teams

    Lyon low after high of 2013 (51)

    The offspinner was Australia's highest wicket-taker in 2013, but his form has dipped sharply this year

    Australia outdone in every way (51)

    Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

    Well worth the wait (36)

    Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin

    No Ajmal, no problem for Pakistan (33)

    When a team loses its best bowler, it is expected that the team's performance will suffer. As usual, Pakistan defied the expectations