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February 1 down the years

The birth of Biff

Graeme Smith is born

February 2 down the years

Hadlee's slow start

The great Sir Richard makes his debut

February 3 down the years

Trouble in paradise

A controversy in Port-of-Spain

February 4 down the years

An all-too-brief star

Archie Jackson's storied start

February 5 down the years

A verdict on spot-fixing

Butt, Asif and Amir get banned

February 6 down the years

Fast and fiery Frederick

The best fast bowler England have produced

February 7 down the years

Anil's top 10

Kumble cleans up Pakistan in Delhi

February 8 down the years

Hero and villain

The glory and the shame of Mohammad Azharuddin

February 9 down the years

Ooh, aah, Glenn McGrath

One of the greatest seamers is born

February 10 down the years

The black band of courage

Flower and Olonga make a stand against the Mugabe regime

February 11 down the years

The Phantom opener

A corpse in pads, a drugs scandal, and the debut of West Indies' greatest captain

February 12 down the years

Valiant Vishy

Lightning wrists, dazzling strokeplay, impeccable sportsmanship

February 13 down the years

Take up thy bed and bat

Paynter comes out of hospital to bat for England

February 14 down the years

A Valentine's Day massacre

The day South Africa were bowled out for 30

February 15 down the years

A cracking Melbourne finish

One of the game's classic series goes down to the wire

February 16 down the years

Michael learns to rock

The liquid grace of Michael Holding, and England's Bodyline win

February 17 down the years

A big day in Sri Lanka

Test cricket gets its eighth team

February 18 down the years

An unwanted nose job

Gatting wears one from Marshall

February 19 down the years

A Beefy masterclass

Botham's golden Jubilee Test

February 20 down the years

When 'Toey' was chaired off the field

Hugh Tayfield's magical nine-for

February 21 down the years

Slashing Slats

A destructive Australian opening batsman is born

February 22 down the years

Eleven smart birds

The Kiwis put one over Australia in the World Cup

February 23 down the years

Gilly on a rampage

A whirlwind double-century, and a sobering battering

February 24 down the years

The 36-year-old double-centurion

The first 200 in ODIs

February 25 down the years

Brightly fades The Don

The death of the greatest cricketer of them all

February 26 down the years

The second of the three Ws

Everton Weekes is born in Barbados

February 27 down the years

The old destroyer

A 33-year-old makes his debut

February 28 down the years

Blast off

Viv brings the carnage

February 29 down the years

A Kenyan World Cup victory

When the first-timers dismissed West Indies for 93

    'I'm 31 but I feel 51 and look like 61'

Netherlands captain Peter Borren on his fictitious nicknames, beating England twice, and how he scares his neighbours

'Hard work, not natural talent, has made me'

Rohit Sharma on his frustrating road back from injury, and the need for young cricketers to be disciplined

    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

ODI overs analysis using ball-by-ball data: part 3

Anantha Narayanan: Analyses of the scoring trends in ODIs, beginning with the 1999 World Cup

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Manic one-day chases, and daddy partnerships

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

Rewarding times for Hashim Amla

The rate at which Amla has accumulated ODI hundreds and MoM awards is among the fastest in history. And his runs-per-innings figure is easily the best of the lot

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

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

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

    Rewarding times for Hashim Amla (59)

    The rate at which Amla has accumulated ODI hundreds and MoM awards is among the fastest in history. And his runs-per-innings figure is easily the best of the lot

    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

    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

    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