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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 hundred 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

Murali signs off with 800

A Sri Lankan legend bids farewell to Tests

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

    Athletics fills a cricket-shaped hole in the Caribbean

Tony Cozier: The success of Usain Bolt and his fellow West Indian athletes in Beijing has brought cheer to sports fans weighed down by cricket's decline

The travails of a middle-aged cricketer

Jonathan Wilson: When the bad days outnumber the good, and the aches and pains hasten your decline, you wonder if each game might be your last

    Cricket's Hard Rock Café

A visit to Colombo's Cricket Club Café, a memorabilia-laden cricket-themed venue that attracts tourists and cricketers alike

Tea with Murali

Wisden Almanack: Muttiah Muralitharan is still happy to discuss the issue of chucking and show reporters his freakish bowling arm

Herath's cold summer at Staffs

Scott Oliver: An unremarkable English league stint in 2009 was hardly an indication of his impending rebirth as an international bowler

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The emotional final lap of a 15-year journey

Kumar Sangakkara left the ground after almost everyone he knew very closely had. Then it rained a little. Sangakkara had played his last match for Sri Lanka; even the elements allowed themselves a bit of emotion

Pujara's chance to beat his blues

After a ten-month free-fall, Cheteshwar Pujara will turn out for India once again at the traditional batting paradise that is the SSC. Can he make it count?

Ojha's time to 'relax' before Test debut

After spending 15 years in the domestic circuit, Naman Ojha is expected to make his Test debut in the third match, for which, he says, he is not facing additional pressure because of the long wait

Gilly's no-balls, and Rahane's catches

Also: Moeen Ali's Ashes distinction, other 3-2 Ashes scorelines, and the oldest living Australian players

Rogers peaks in series of change

ESPNcricinfo rates the Australia players involved in the Ashes series

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