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August 1 down the years

Captain extraordinaire

Birth of the classy Frank Worrell

August 2 down the years

England are Biffed

The Lord's Test of 2003 belonged to one Graeme Smith

August 3 down the years

The ton-up boys

Test hundreds galore

August 4 down the years

The bare necessities

"It's a freaker!"

August 5 down the years

Sobie all round

Garry Sobers lights up Headingley

August 6 down the years

So near and yet...

Jayasuriya falls short of the record Test score

August 7 down the years

Cliffhanger of the century

Edgbaston '05

August 8 down the years

A big heart

A workhorse is born

August 9 down the years

Last day for a languid hero

An England legend bows out

August 10 down the years

England give it a go

But still lose to Australia

August 11 down the years

Warne gets 600

And to make it sweeter, it came in an Ashes Test

August 12 down the years

The end of the road

A less-than-ideal conclusion

August 13 down the years

England rule the world

The rankings gets a new leader

August 14 down the years

Dimly fades the Don

The biggest blob in Test cricket

August 15 down the years

Trueman's 300th

Fiery Fred misses a hat-trick but reaches a bigger landmark

August 16 down the years

The ultimate quick?

Jeff Thomson hurries his way into the world

August 17 down the years

England suffer Whispering Death

Holding rubs England's face in it

August 18 down the years

The two-day Test

The shortest Test in over 50 years

August 19 down the years

England win the Ashes after close to two decades

The home side take the prize in the first Ashes series to be won under a professional captain

August 20 down the years

Allegations and arguments at The Oval

Pakistan refuse to play ball, following ball-tampering allegations

August 21 down the years

Who writes your scripts?

Botham comes back from a ban, and how

August 22 down the years

England 4, India 0

A clean sweep for the Pataudi Trophy

August 23 down the years

An innings and 579 runs

When England didn't go for 1000

August 24 down the years

A historic day for India

And a not-so-fine one for England

August 25 down the years

Symonds smashes 16 sixes

An Australian allrounder lofts his way into recognition

August 26 down the years

The original masterblaster

A hundred in 35 minutes

August 27 down the years

A legend is born

The world welcomes Donald George Bradman

August 28 down the years

Cricket in a spot

A Lord's Test comes under the scanner ten years after Cronjegate

August 29 down the years

The Demon demolishes England

The Ashes are born

August 30 down the years

'Make mine a double'

Botham becomes the fastest man to 1000 runs and 100 wickets

August 31 down the years

Supercat arrives

The man who led a juggernaut

'Pietersen uses his hands beautifully to get in front'

Modern Masters: Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar discuss Kevin Pietersen's un-English technique

    Cricket cannot bend rules to accommodate chuckers

Martin Crowe: Bowlers with dodgy actions must not be given leeway to maintain a balance between bat and ball

    'You'll only improve as a commentator if you are a good listener'

Couch Talk: Jim Maxwell talks about his early days, and why commentators need to stay in touch with cricketers

    'Haven't seen anyone play as straight as Sachin'

My XI: Martin Crowe on Tendulkar's finely calibrated footwork

It's home advantage, not doctored pitches

Michael Jeh: Why do columnists look for conspiracy theories every time a visiting team collapses abjectly?

News | Features Last 7 days

How bad must a defeat be to be unacceptable?

A gutting loss to England, after leading the series 1-0, has thrown up some glaring inadequacies in the Indian team but there is little being said or done in terms of improvement

Role model Moeen setting high standard

His rapid improvement with the ball has been integral to England coming from behind to lead the series - but that is just one area where Moeen Ali continues to impress

Time to liberate MS Dhoni

After 8-0, MS Dhoni could look forward to building a team from scratch; now, there is nothing left for him to contribute. Free him from the Test captaincy and he could yet give back in other ways

Dhoni's control test

For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset

Should Dhoni focus on one-day cricket?

His decisions in the England series have seemed to confirm that he does not care too much for the Test game. Maybe he should be concentrating on the World Cup

News | Features Last 7 days

    How bad must a defeat be to be unacceptable? (138)

    A gutting loss to England, after leading the series 1-0, has thrown up some glaring inadequacies in the Indian team but there is little being said or done in terms of improvement

    Time to liberate MS Dhoni (115)

    After 8-0, MS Dhoni could look forward to building a team from scratch; now, there is nothing left for him to contribute. Free him from the Test captaincy and he could yet give back in other ways

    Should Dhoni focus on one-day cricket? (78)

    His decisions in the England series have seemed to confirm that he does not care too much for the Test game. Maybe he should be concentrating on the World Cup

    Dhoni's control test (75)

    For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset

    The two faces of James Anderson (58)

    Why does the man who is possibly England's greatest fast bowler occasionally turn into Mr Hyde on the field?