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May 1 down the years

Gordon the enforcer

Two West Indian legends are born, and Tugga makes 200

May 2 down the years

The prince of Trinidad

A legend takes the stage

May 3 down the years

An enigma with a tragic end

Hookesy arrives

May 4 down the years

Another Wasim hat-trick

A bunch of birthdays, and a three in three

May 5 down the years

A South African great arrives

A master on matting

May 6 down the years

Fozzie the fast

Injury-prone Neil Foster is born

May 7 down the years

Duleep's triple

How long does it take to score 333? About five hours?

May 8 down the years

The finisher

The man who became part of cricket's dictionary

May 9 down the years

Packer's revolution

The circus gets on the road

May 10 down the years

'Is it me you're looking for?'

Pakistan's Lionel Richie lookalike offspinner is born

May 11 down the years

A tale of two paths

Dasher, stonewaller, antiques dealer

May 12 down the years

When Trumble made 'em tumble

Birth of a two-trick man

May 13 down the years

Sting in the tail

When West Indies chased down 418

May 14 down the years

Tatenda takes guard

The birth of the Zimbabwe wicketkeeper... and of ball-by-ball commentary

May 15 down the years

Lord of the crease

A magisterial dasher is born

May 16 down the years

The IPL's can of worms

Indian cricketers get arrested

May 17 down the years

Spitting cobra

One of India's greatest match-winners is born

May 18 down the years

Verity, I say unto thee

The author of the cheapest ten-for in first-class history is born

May 19 down the years

The Croucher

Birth of the man who scored at over 80 runs an hour

May 20 down the years

One of Trinidad's finest

The birth of Deryck Murray

May 21 down the years

Assault and battery

Saeed Anwar's 194

May 22 down the years

The Big Ship

Birth of a fine batsman, useful legspinner and great captain

May 23 down the years

The original Brylcreem boy

The birth of Compo

May 24 down the years

Poacher-turned-gamekeeper

The birth of Ali Bacher

May 25 down the years

The ton quartet

Four Indian batsmen inched towards the first-wicket record in Tests

May 26 down the years

The hard-nosed Kiwi

The New Zealander who averaged 66 against West Indies

May 27 down the years

Mahela makes his entrance

The births of Jayawardene, Frank Woolley and Ravi Shastri

May 28 down the years

Pakistan's crisis man

Misbah-ul-Haq is born

May 29 down the years

Drip by drip

A thrilling finish to a series decider in Antigua

May 30 down the years

The Black Bradman

The first man to score two centuries in a Lord's Test

May 31 down the years

The greatest one-day knock of all

Viv puts England to the sword

    A keen eye, a beating heart

Review: The Meaning of Cricket is a collection of Jon Hotten's writing that is lively with insight and anecdote. By Gideon Haigh

Gone too soon

Take our quiz on players whose careers were cut short
The Cricket Monthly July issue

    'As a leader, you need to understand the characters in the team'

Talking Cricket: Mahela Jayawardene talks about captaincy, and Arjuna Ranatunga's influence on Sri Lankan cricket

    'I play every match like it's my last'

Yasir Shah relives his success at Lord's and talks about what it's like to be acclaimed as the world's best spinner

A second revolution in Pakistan cricket

Kamran Abbasi: All four of Pakistan's victories at Lord's have been special. The latest one was extra sweet because it came after a 20-year wait

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Pakistan, press-ups and national redemption

The themes of redemption and rehabilitation had been a constant companion for Pakistan in the build-up to what proved to be an epic first Test, but it was only in that moment of victory that the true significance of their 75-run win could be understood

Keep calm. Misbah is here

Pakistan's thrilling triumph at Lord's was underscored by their captain's serenity

West Indies need to paper over bowling cracks

The hosts' pace attack, with a combined experience of 31 Tests and 56 wickets, is a candidate for being their weakest ever, yet India cannot simply show up and expect to win

An accident waiting to happen

England played a full part in a compelling Test, but if they are to continue to evolve as a Test side the top order has to shape matches

Masters of making the ball talk

The one constant in Pakistan cricket is the inherent quality and variety of the bowling. The use of the ball, its leather and its seam, is a culture, forensically explored and widely envied

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