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Steven Smith mows down the ground

Winning caption

"The Smithereen" (David Evans, Australia)

Honourable mentions:

"The Fly Swatter " (Karthik, India)

"The Woodchopper" (Cain Willing, Australia)

"The flyfisher" (Tim, South Africa)

"The Lambda Smash" (Venkat Sravanth, India)

"The Frontfoot Mjolnir" (Arpito Roy, India)


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Separated at birth
Composite: Cheteshwar Pujara and Joel Parkinson

Cheteshwar Pujara and Joel Parkinson

Success for one results in the waving of a bat, success for the other results in the beating of a wave

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It brings out the intensity of the game. Sport without the emotion is robotic and will detract from its value, and also offer a poorer viewing experience.


These players are supposed to be role models, and this is supposed to be the gentleman's game.


First-person reports from the stands
Remember that pose? Andrew Flintoff celebrates his wicket

Kohli's aggro, and the break-time bore

Day four was spent watching India's fightback and some grind-over-glamour action

Remember that pose? Andrew Flintoff celebrates his wicket

Fabulous Freddie, and the three bears

Huge sixes and great costumes at Edgbaston on T20 Finals Day

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Candles are lit to pay tribute to Phillip Hughes in Karachi

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Reza Ali

A Pakistani fan pays tribute to Phillip Hughes

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The story of the match in your tweets
Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne on the eve of the MCC v Rest of the World game at Lord's

The buzz around #MCCvROW

Twenty-two great cricketers; Hundreds of great tweets, selfies and Vines on social media

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A 200 year celebration of Lord's


The batsmen with the highest first-class scores at Lord's over 200 years are in this grid. How many can you unearth?


Who is currently India's best Test batsman?

  • M Vijay
  • Cheteshwar Pujara
  • Virat Kohli
  • Ajinkya Rahane
  • MS Dhoni
  • None of the above