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Separated at birth
Composite: Ronnie Irani and Jim Sturgess

Ronnie Irani and Jim Sturgess

What does a medium-pacer need to get some wickets? A little help from his friends

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First-person reports from the stands
Ravindra Jadeja exults after trapping Joe Root

Chris day and Stuey tunes

Birds on the pitch provided more entertainment than the batsmen at The Oval on day one

Ravindra Jadeja exults after trapping Joe Root

Jadeja gets booed, hydration gets a plug

Day three of a Test is always exciting, and even more so if you manage to get autographs from several players

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Take sides on the hot topics of the day


No captain should stay in charge after enduring as many away defeats as he has in the last few years.


He is the only viable captaincy option for India at the moment. A captain is only as good as his team, so it's unfair to judge him by the results.


Our pictures, your words
Mahela Jayawardene walks back to the pavilion

Winning caption

"Dhoni has the helicopter, but I have the hovercraft." (Ravi Patel, India)

Honourable mentions:

Master Yoda's Jedi Cricket Academy has been flooded with applicants after Mahela Jayawardene demonstrated some of the technical improvements to his game. Being able to hit the ball to the boundary without having the hands in contact with the bat greatly reduces the possibility of being dismissed "caught". (Darth Vader, UK)

"Wingardium Leviosa" - (Prashanth Suresh Kumar, India, and 29 others with variants of the same caption)

"This is getting too easy. Should I challenge myself by batting at the SSC without a bat?" (Dinesh, India)


From our readers
Dwayne Bravo breaks into a dance after taking a wicket

Caribbean cricket tipping overboard

Jamoz Senior

It's not the players, selectors, captains or coaches that are to blame for the systematic decline of West Indies cricket. It's the WICB

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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?


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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