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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

    Clarke's fairy tale

Mark Nicholas: The last few days have been about being loved at last for Australia's World Cup-winning captain

    Come fly with me

Diaries: Sharda Ugra finds Hamilton's laid-back charm hard to resist, and summons up the courage to leap off the tallest building in the hemisphere

    What did we learn from this World Cup?

That there is a place for proper batsmanship in ODIs, that New Zealand punch above their weight, and that taking wickets wins you matches. By Ed Smith

    New Zealand's greatest almost

Jarrod Kimber: Led by their fearless captain, New Zealand threw themselves at this World Cup and came as close as they ever have done to greatness

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

News | Features Last 7 days

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

From 110 to 150 kph, the Wahab Riaz story

As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before

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.

News | Features Last 7 days

    The battle of the bullies (236)

    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

    India swept away by Australia's depth (183)

    India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan

    Time slips by South Africa once again (147)

    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.

    Wet weather dulls India's threat perception (140)

    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 greatest time of our lives (137)

    Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun