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VVS Laxman drives on his way to 281

Cover Story: Greatest Test Performances 1-10

Practically magic

The top 10 Test performances from the last 50 years include scarcely believable turnarounds, a dustbin aid, and big whiskers

Richard Ellison and David Gower celebrate after winning the 1985 Ashes

Ashes one-hit wonders

From Ted McDonald to Richard Ellison, certain players saved their best for the old rivalry, before drifting away for various reasons

Bob Massie is clapped off the field by his team-mates

Bobby's day out

Forty-odd years ago, Australia went into a Lord's Test as underdogs, one down in the series, and came out smelling of roses

Cricinfo XI

Off to a flier

Darren Sammy's return of 7 for 66 on his debut for West Indies at Old Trafford was not quite enough to give his side victory, nor did it put him in the top XI of best returns on debut. Here are the best of the best

Geoff Piggott

Cricinfo XI

Ashes flashes

This week's CricInfo XI centres on those English and Australian cricketers who have saved their best performances for their country for the main event - the Ashes

1972 Ashes recalled

Massie's mystery, Lillee's menace

In the Ashes series of 1972 the weather was hostile, the pitches indifferent and crowds at Old Trafford and Headingley stayed away

June 1980

Whatever happened to Bob Massie?

Eight summers ago a 25-year-old Western Australia bowler, Bob Massie, was front page news on both sides of the world after dismissing 16 England batsmen for 137 at Lord's in his first appearance in Test cricket. Today he plays his cricket in comparative o