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June 1 down the years

Cronje's violent end

A tainted life comes to a violent end

June 2 down the years

Twin princely entrances

The Waughs make their mark

June 3 down the years

Mr Whippy

The 916-wicket man

June 4 down the years

The ball of the century?

Gatting b Warne

June 5 down the years

What a start

An extraordinary start to an Ashes series

June 6 down the years

501 not out

A first-class first

June 7 down the years

Never worse

A row of ducks for India

June 8 down the years

Deadly on his day

A spinner in name if not nature

June 9 down the years

Gooch sets up history

England's first home victory over West Indies in two decades

June 10 down the years

India conquer HQ

Kapil and Co pull it off at Lord's

June 11 down the years

Saqlain's hat-trick

Only the second man to get three in three balls twice

June 12 down the years

The Karachi streetfighter

Birth of only the second man whose Test average never fell below 50

June 13 down the years

'How does it feel to drop the World Cup?'

South Africa's costliest dropped catch

June 14 down the years

A captain's dream

A left-arm colossus is born

June 15 down the years

Invasion of the Invincibles

Bradman and Co. wade into England

June 16 down the years

Long Tom

An elegant, strokeful fan favourite is born

June 17 down the years

The greatest one-day match

The World Cup semi-final between Australia and South Africa

June 18 down the years

Crash bang walloped

Underdogs storm Australia's party

June 19 down the years

An Olympian aloofness

The great Wally Hammond is born

June 20 down the years

World Cup anti-climax

The dampest of squibs on the biggest stage of all

June 21 down the years

Oh Lord's

West Indies take the first World Cup

June 22 down the years

Behind the eight-ball

Bob Massie has an impressive debut

June 23 down the years

The man who retrieved the Ashes

The great Len Hutton is born

June 24 down the years

Sri Lanka's Headingley high

A historic series win with a ball to spare

June 25 down the years

India's first triumph

Kapil's boys pull off one of the greatest upsets ever

June 26 down the years

Gus arrives

The birth of Aussie allrounder Gary Gilmour

June 27 down the years

England's own South African

Kevin Pietersen makes an entrance

June 28 down the years

Mischief personified

Mushy makes his first appearance

June 29 down the years

Those two little pals of mine

Ramadhin and Valentine take West Indies to a memorable win

June 30 down the years

The king of stunning assaults

A Sri Lankan legend is born

    'The guy you want to go to war with'

My XI: Martin Crowe on the gritty approach that turned Allan Border into a run-machine

    Together they fall

Jarrod Kimber: England rose to No. 1 with a machine-like efficiency but the signs of an impending breakdown were quickly apparent

    What good is a nightwatchman?

Rob Steen: In modern times, a few tailenders have thrived higher up the order, but the psychological advantage it gives the opposition can't be discounted

    Four in four, and stands by Nos. 10 and 11

Ask Steven: Also, most balls faced in a T20, highest limited-overs score at Lord's, and long lives after Test debut

A strange, brutal magic

Jon Hotten: As Ishant Sharma showed at Lord's, short-pitched bowling can open old wounds and create sudden uncertainty

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Ridiculed Ishant ridicules England

Ishant Sharma has often been the butt of jokes, and sometimes deservedly so. Today, however, the joke was on England

England seem to have forgotten about personality

They have to see a glass that is half-full, and play the game as if it is just that, a game; and an opportunity

Bigger concerns for England than Lord's pitch

While the pitch took most of the blame at Trent Bridge, at Lord's England will need to get more controlling overs from their spinners. The reality is there is no quick fix

Another battle, another defeat on Planet Al

Alastair Cook has got used to feeling of the axe hanging over him. Only his team-mates can save England now

'Even the bluddy Nawab!'

Pataudi Jr caught a young English fan's fancy for his princely ways and his heroic batting

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