- How to wind up cricket's purists
The Long Handle: Just ask the ECB's new helmsman
- The Sri Lankan party at the MCG
Fan Following: The Dilshan-Sangakkara show, Rangana Herath's athleticism, the papare bands and the obstacle-course race during the mid-innings lit up the Bangladesh-Sri Lanka game at the MCG
- Backing Green at the Gabba
Fan Following: The match between Ireland and the UAE was the first final-over thriller of the World Cup and it was littered with great moments like the bail fail and the antics of Larry the Leprechaun
- Don't support your national team
The Long Handle: It will only cause your blood pressure to rise
- 'Your captain's Irish'
Fan Following: It might have been a bit of a no-contest but the fun fans and excellent weather made up for it
- NZ's Rottweiler bite
Simon Barnes: Their hyper-aggressive ways have got them success in the World Cup so far. But is the method as sustainable as it is eye-catching?
- Soumya Sarkar's shot in the dark
Christian Ryan: The long-lasting memory of a young batsman we have never seen before is of that one brilliant shot announcing his arrival
- The vices and virtues of Misbah
Ahmer Naqvi: The debate about whether Misbah-ul-Haq is holding Pakistan back or holding them together is obscuring the team's real problems
- 'The best game of bad cricket'
Two Men Out: Jarrod Kimber and Andy Zaltzman on the madness at Eden Park, and the ICC celebrating UAE's pasting
- White Nights, grey skies, and a Gayle shower
Firdose Moonda returns to familiar surroundings and learns that you need to pack mittens, even for the NZ summer