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September 1 down the years

Verity leaves his mark

The last wicket before the war

September 2 down the years

Arlott's last stand

One of the all-time great commentators signs off for the final time

September 3 down the years

Chapman in charge

Johnny Douglas, Basil Butcher, and one of England's most successful captains are all born

September 4 down the years

A thriller at The Oval

Gavaskar takes India agonisingly close

September 5 down the years

First-class giant, Test Lilliputian

Ramps is born, Sir Garry makes a duck

September 6 down the years

A Pakistani whirlwind

An all-time great one-day batsman is born

September 7 down the years

Birth of the one-day final

Sussex win the inaugural Gillette Cup at Lord's

September 8 down the years

The history boy

The youngest man to make a Test century

September 9 down the years

Dawn of the Demon

Birth of one of the greatest bowlers of all time

September 10 down the years

Prince of the Golden Age

Birth of the inventor of the leg glance

September 11 down the years

The original Indian hero

India's first century-maker makes an appearance

September 12 down the years

England's Ashes

A modern classic is sealed

September 13 down the years

The blond bombshell

Warnie arrives

September 14 down the years

Two countries, one batsman

The man who made Test hundreds against England for two teams

September 15 down the years

The seven-Test sensation

A wrong-footed colossus is born

September 16 down the years

From behind the wicket to the boardroom

Births of Dave Richardson, Asanka Gurusinha and Micky Stewart

September 17 down the years

The last double

One season, 1000 runs, 100 wickets, achieved in style

September 18 down the years

The fleet-footed Dazzler

England welcomes a future strike bowler

September 19 down the years

Six sixes, and the fastest fifty

Yuvraj takes a shine to Stuart Broad

September 20 down the years

One-day cricket's first hat-trick

And a tormentor of Australia is born

September 21 down the years

A Caribbean threesome

His highness graces the world

September 22 down the years

The second tied Test

The day both India and Australia won

September 23 down the years

A scrappy keeper

The births of Moin, Blowers and Alistair Campbell

September 24 down the years

India's fairytale Twenty20 triumph

An exhilarating finale to an engrossing event

September 25 down the years

Secrets and lies

The birth of a hero who became a villain

September 26 down the years

An Aussie to the core

One of Australia's best captains is born

September 27 down the years

A Kiwi bazooka

Birth of an explosive wicketkeeper-batsman

September 28 down the years

Majestic Majid

The birth of the man who proved footwork was overrated

September 29 down the years

The long-fingered Mr Gibbs

Birth of an indefatigable West Indian spinner

September 30 down the years

Hair today

A daring umpire is born

    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 wickets win 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

    'A Test team shouldn't automatically qualify for the World Cup'

Match Point: Michael Holding, Ian Chappell and Ajit Agarkar on ways to make the tournament better

    Chance for 'mediocre' West Indies to show up England

Tony Cozier: The incoming ECB chairman's pre-series comments could motivate the hosts to show the resolve that was lacking in recent months

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 (136)

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