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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

    It's not the plan, stupid

Ed Smith: Good performances make all plans look good. The better team on the day always wins, irrespective of what was strategised in the dressing room

    Original hits

ESPNcricinfo XI: A look at some of cricket's most memorable strokes - and their makers

    What is Rohit Sharma's role?

Should India have practised slip catching in the nets? Who will play at the G?

    'I'd like to have faced the West Indies quicks'

Northamptonshire's David Willey picks his ideal partner for a jungle expedition, and talks about his famous dad

The charm of the Boxing Day Test

Jonathan Wilson: It's special not just for the cricket, but also because it satisfies one of the tenets of Christmas - bringing people together

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What ails Rohit and Watson?

Both batsmen seemingly have buckets of talent at their disposal and the backing of their captains, but soft dismissals relentlessly follow both around the Test arena

Hazlewood completes quartet of promise

Josh Hazlewood has been on Australian cricket's radar since he was a teenager. The player that made a Test debut at the Gabba was a much-improved version of the tearaway from 2010

Australia in good hands under proactive Smith

The new stand-in captain has the makings of a long-term leader, given his ability to stay ahead of the game

Karn struggles to stay afloat

The failed gamble of handing Karn Sharma a Test debut despite him having a moderate first-class record means India have to rethink who their spinner will be

Vijay 144, Ganguly 144

Stats highlights from the first day of the second Test between Australia and India in Brisbane

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