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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

    'I'm 31 but I feel 51 and look like 61'

Netherlands captain Peter Borren on his fictitious nicknames, beating England twice, and how he scares his neighbours

'Hard work, not natural talent, has made me'

Rohit Sharma on his frustrating road back from injury, and the need for young cricketers to be disciplined

    Top dog of the underdogs

My Favourite Cricketer: Jack Russell brought a neatness to the keeper's art that was matched by his meticulous scruffiness in other regards. By Scott Oliver

    Rewarding times for Hashim Amla

Numbers Game: The rate at which he has accumulated ODI hundreds and MoM awards is among the fastest in history

How boring is boring cricket?

Probably not as much as boring periods in the likes of rugby, football and tennis, Russell Jackson thinks

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Manic one-day chases, and daddy partnerships

Also, most brothers in a Test XI, and the fastest to 20 ODI centuries

Has international cricket begun to break up?

The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider, and the disenchantment is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket among weaker teams

Well worth the wait

Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin

Australia outdone in every way

Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

No Ajmal, no problem for Pakistan

When a team loses its best bowler, it is expected that the team's performance will suffer. As usual, Pakistan defied the expectations

News | Features Last 7 days

    Has international cricket begun to break up? (83)

    The gap between the haves and the have-nots is growing wider, and the disenchantment is forcing a devaluation of Test cricket among weaker teams

    Rewarding times for Hashim Amla (55)

    The rate at which Amla has accumulated ODI hundreds and MoM awards is among the fastest in history. And his runs-per-innings figure is easily the best of the lot

    Lyon low after high of 2013 (51)

    The offspinner was Australia's highest wicket-taker in 2013, but his form has dipped sharply this year

    Australia outdone in every way (51)

    Surviving into the final session of the last day cannot disguise the fact that Australia's continued inability to play spin contributed to an all-round thrashing

    Well worth the wait (36)

    Zulfiqar Babar missed five seasons between his first two first-class matches, and was 34 when he finally made his Test debut, but he is quickly making up for all the lost time with his artful left-arm spin