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New Zealand v South Africa, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

Smoking Steyn-gun

A T20 classic that made a 500km round trip completely worth the effort

Ireland v Netherlands, World Twenty20, Group B, Sylhet

Dutch surprise

Sylhet's last game of the men's World Twenty20 turned out to be a memorable one for everyone who watched it

Ireland v Zimbabwe, World T20, Group B, Sylhet

International cricket comes to Sylhet

So what if the home team wasn't playing?

Royal College v St Thomas' College, Colombo, first day

Blue rivals on a hot summer's day

The annual outing to a century-old cricket contest in Colombo

South Africa v Australia, third Test, Cape Town

Manly Mitch, and a funny DJ

Test cricket in Newlands means lots of colour, noise, and a bit of ogling

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Mirpur

How could you do this to us, Tigers?

How does a team lose after having the opposition 67 for 8? Ask Bangladesh

Perth Scorchers v Hobart Hurricanes, Big Bash League final, Perth

The bridesmaid becomes the bride

The Scorchers win the BBL on their third attempt, in front of their home crowd

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Mirpur, 2nd day

Dropping it like the fielders

Sometimes your team's incompetence affects you profoundly

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Mirpur, 1st day

Losing weight while watching Bangladesh

Day one of a Dhaka Test? Be warned

Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder, Big Bash League, Perth

Orange is the hottest colour

A superb innings by Katich, a sharp run-out by Mitch Marsh, and a near-full house at the WACA

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 1st day

Stokes' six, and a bash for cash

A day out at the cricket with mates from England can be nice even if your team's four-down in the series

Australia v England, 4th Test, MCG, 3rd day

Mitch v KP

If it's Ashes cricket, there will be ego clashes

Australia v England, 4th Test, MCG, 2nd day

c Bell b Barmy Army

Supporters of both sides were out in full force on day two at the 'G

Australia v England, 4th Test, MCG, 1st day

Attrition and sparring on Boxing Day

When 90,000 people turned up to watch Kevin Pietersen play a responsible innings

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 4th day

Is this a Test match?

What's with all the manic six-hitting?

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 3rd day

Warner's park

There was some searing pace on display at the WACA, but the day belonged to Australia's power-packed opener

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 2nd day

Route 666 to the WACA

Was it the face-melting heat or was there really a dolphin on the field?

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 1st day

The fast and futile

England wilted in the scorching heat of Perth while Steve Smith played like a cool breeze

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

Fun, frolic and Ashes Pashes

Day 4 at Adelaide was a reversion to the grinding-out cricket that makes Test matches real tests of patience and skill

South Africa v India, first ODI, Johannesburg

Proteas in pink

The South Africans brought a big splash of colour and zing to the Wanderers

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