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Three-act plays
Three-act plays

Players who have achieved unusual hat-tricks

England embarrassed
England embarrassed

As they lick their Wellington wounds, a look (from behind the sofa) at some other occasions when they were left red-faced

You may remember me from the World Cup
You may remember me from the World Cup

Each World Cup has thrown up some unlikely heroes. Here's a personal selection of players who briefly lit up the competition

You're not so big now, brother
You're not so big now, brother

As the World Cup looms ever closer, a reminder of some days when things didn't go quite according to plan

Sticky customers
Sticky customers

The 669-ball partnership between Kane Williamson and BJ Watling in Wellington brought to mind some other memorable long stands

Original hits
Original hits

A look at some of cricket's most memorable strokes - and their makers

Howdy pardner
Howdy pardner

A look at the most productive bowling combinations in Tests

That's my boy
That's my boy

Father and son pairs to have scored Test hundreds

It never gets old
It never gets old

Last week Misbah-ul-Haq became the oldest player to score two centuries in a Test. Here's a look at some other players who were the oldest to achieve some other feats

Change of plan
Change of plan

After the sudden end to West Indies' tour of India, a look at some other tours which ended prematurely, or didn't happen at all

Controversy, they wrote
Controversy, they wrote

As Kevin Pietersen's autobiography hits the headlines, a look at some other books that proved controversial in their day

The Bangladesh album
The Bangladesh album

A look at the side's international highlights: from shocking Pakistan in the 1999 World Cup to whitewashing New Zealand

When Zimbabwe made heads turn
When Zimbabwe made heads turn

In the wake of that recent shock victory over Australia in Harare, a look at some of Zimbabwe's other international highlights

They did a number on us
They did a number on us

A look at some of the more exotic statistics from the England-India series

The deciders
The deciders

With England's long series against India about to conclude at The Oval, we look at some other classic five-Test encounters that hinged on the final match

No repeats
No repeats

Grounds that have hosted only one Test

Mesmeric Sachin, soporific Boycs
Mesmeric Sachin, soporific Boycs

Memorable innings in England-India Tests down the years

Leaving it late
Leaving it late

After last week's dramatic finish at Headingley, a look at some other Tests that went down to the wire

The unplayables
The unplayables

A selection of cricket's most memorable deliveries

The lightweights
The lightweights

Cricketers who didn't trouble the weighing machine