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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

Daniel Vettori, Mr Spirit of Cricket

Brydon Coverdale on Daniel Vettori, a fierce competitor yet unfailingly polite, a man with no equal for understated brilliance

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

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

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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

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