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July 1 down the years

A modern classic

England beat West Indies by a whisker

July 2 down the years

All out for 25

Ireland down West Indies

July 3 down the years

The master bowler

New Zealand's finest cricketer is born

July 4 down the years

The mighty metronome

One of England's greatest post-war bowlers is born

July 5 down the years

He should have been a paceman

A controversial slow-left armer

July 6 down the years

Makhaya makes his entry

And goes on to play a 100 Tests

July 7 down the years

An audacious Indian

MS Dhoni is born

July 8 down the years

A princely entrance

One of India's finest captains is born

July 9 down the years

Edrich's epoch

An epic in Leeds

July 10 down the years

Sunny days are here

A genius with immaculate technique and unending powers of concentration

July 11 down the years

Cowdrey's crowning glory

MCC's special hundred

July 12 down the years

Zero sum

Goochie gets a pair of glasses

July 13 down the years

The Yuvi-Kaif show

India's second great Lord's heist

July 14 down the years

England edge a thriller

The Ashes get off to a screamer

July 15 down the years

Fagg's unique double-hundreds

Two doubles in a first-class match

July 16 down the years

The real deal

Jack of all trades

July 17 down the years

Perfection in gauntlets

A keeper to keep

July 18 down the years

The most famous beard in sport

The good doctor makes an entrance

July 19 down the years

A rare old day

Fred tucks into India... again

July 20 down the years

Botham's day

Beefy turns it on

July 21 down the years

The man who made batting look easy

A South African legend is born

July 22 down the years

Death of a Bodyline bowler

Larwood's last goodbye

July 23 down the years

If at first you don't succeed...

One of England's finest batsmen is born

July 24 down the years

A stylist in glasses

The birth of Zed

July 25 down the years

Test cricket turns 2000

A match full of milestones

July 26 down the years

Immovable object, irresistible force

Athers and White Lightning face off

July 27 down the years

A true competitor

Captain Grumpy is born

July 28 down the years

A colossus with bad knees

Birth of surely the greatest allrounder in cricket history

July 29 down the years

And they went on and on

The highest Test partnership for any wicket

July 30 down the years

Jimmy finds his mojo

Birth of England fast bowler James Anderson

July 31 down the years

Laker's match

Australia v the unstoppable force

'Smith's record in India is an aberration'

Modern Masters: Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar discuss Graeme Smith's terrific record in different conditions

    A hole in England's bucket

Jarrod Kimber: Overworked bowlers, poor selection, and plenty of business jargon - England's cup of woe is full

    England don't need a visible coach

Martin Crowe: The team now consists of two halves: a burnt-out one and a fresh one

    '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

Battling the fear of defeat

Samir Chopra: A fourth-innings chase can be brutally unforgiving; every wicket can lead to acute anxiety

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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

Vijay rediscovers the old Monk

The leave outside off stump has been critical to M Vijay's success since his India comeback last year. Contrary to popular opinion, such patience and self-denial comes naturally to him

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

Ishant's fourth-innings heroics in rare company

In India's win at Lord's, Ishant Sharma took the best bowling figures by an Indian in the fourth innings of a Test outside Asia. Here are five other best bowling efforts by Indians in the fourth innings of Tests outside Asia

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

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