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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

South Africa's Superman

Birth of AB de Villiers

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

    Clarke's fairy tale

Mark Nicholas: The last few days have been about being loved at last for Australia's World Cup-winning captain

    Come fly with me

Diaries: Sharda Ugra finds Hamilton's laid-back charm hard to resist, and summons up the courage to leap off the tallest building in the hemisphere

    What did we learn from this World Cup?

That there is a place for proper batsmanship in ODIs, that New Zealand punch above their weight, and that taking wickets wins you matches. By Ed Smith

    New Zealand's greatest almost

Jarrod Kimber: Led by their fearless captain, New Zealand threw themselves at this World Cup and came as close as they ever have done to greatness

When defeats haunt

Nicholas Hogg: In close matches you ponder over the what-could-have-beens; in a one-sided game, the past is put to rest quickly

News | Features Last 7 days

Wet weather dulls India's threat perception

The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story

As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

The battle of the bullies

This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

Dhoni masters numbers game to crack ODI code

Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager

Time slips by South Africa once again

It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

News | Features Last 7 days

    The battle of the bullies (236)

    This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves

    India swept away by Australia's depth (183)

    India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan

    Time slips by South Africa once again (147)

    It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.

    Wet weather dulls India's threat perception (140)

    The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

    The greatest time of our lives (138)

    Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun