From our readers
Aaron Finch's off stump was knocked out by Tim Southee

To stumps that go dance-about

Dilip D'Souza

Inbox: No sight in cricket thrills as much as a fast bowler getting through a fine batsman's defence

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First-person reports from the stands
Scotland fans outside the Hagley Oval ahead of the game against England in Christchurch

The Sri Lankan party at the MCG

The Dilshan-Sangakkara show, Rangana Herath's athleticism, the papare bands and the obstacle-course race

Scotland fans outside the Hagley Oval ahead of the game against England in Christchurch

'Your captain's Irish'

A one-sided game but excellent weather and fun fans made it a great day

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Separated at birth
Composite: Adam Driver and Ishant Sharma

Adam Driver and Ishant Sharma

One might be a villain in one of the biggest film franchises of all, the other will definitely not be India's villain in the biggest cricket show of all

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Our pictures, your words
Rohit Sharma falls over as he tries to sweep

Winning caption

Winner: "Rohit Sharma showing he's flexible enough to bat anywhere in the batting order." (Adnan Khan, India)

Honourable mentions: "It's a pull when you look from spidercam." (Gopinath, India)

"Preview of the biggest thing to hit the next edition of the IPL - 'The Sharma Worma.'" (Jay Singh, Australia)

"The hallucinogens intended to de-demonize the Australian fast-bowlers has worked too well for the Indian batsmen. Now every bowler appears to be Trevor Chappell." (Ritwik Mallik, India)

"Rohit Sharma pays homage to Rube Goldberg." (Gautam, India)

"The great indian Ro trick." (Nada, India)


Take sides on the hot topics of the day

Yes On-field spats are becoming too common, and player behaviour needs to be reined in. Kids shouldn't be led into thinking ugly incidents are normal

No The umpires in the middle are there to control the situation. Also, some aggression between the two teams adds to the drama


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

Crossword grid

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?


Which team outside the top eight is most likely to reach the quarter-finals?

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Ireland
  • Scotland
  • UAE
  • Zimbabwe