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May 1 down the years

Gordon the enforcer

Two West Indian legends are born, and Tugga's 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

Rudolph's long wait

A bunch of birthdays, and a hat-trick

May 5 down the years

All too brief

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-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

The Gnome arrives

The birth of Keith Fletcher

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 entry

The births of Jayawardene, Frank Woolley and Ravi Shastri

May 28 down the years

Windies' gymnastic hub

Jeff Dujon 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

Fifty-over cricket, I was wrong

Jon Hotten: This World Cup gave us driven, vibrant, electric ODI cricket, played at the limit of current ability, and it was magnificent

    Clarke's fairy tale

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

    Farewell ODI tons, and highest in a semi

Ask Steven: Plus, players who signed off with World Cup finals, Sydney's ODI record, and Bradman's highest average

Awesome Aussies, nice New Zealand, and a Big Brother house

ESPNcricinfo's staff on tour pick their lasting memories of the World Cup

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

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.

Triumph and disaster in an unforgiving minute

The difference between New Zealand and South Africa in Auckland was a matter of moments: fleeting minutes that laid bare the fickle beauty and cruelty of sport

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 (184)

    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.

    The greatest time of our lives (140)

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

    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