The Best I've Watched


A kind of frenzy
A kind of frenzy

When Pakistan switched themselves on and turned, all guns blazing, on England

Jonty launches himself
Jonty launches himself

When Rhodes went airborne and into the stumps, and created a legacy

Donald gets a duck
Donald gets a duck

The googly that made 99.94 legendary

From hopelessness to neverland
From hopelessness to neverland

South Africa's epochal series win in Australia had everything international sport should

The thrill, the magic, the horror
The thrill, the magic, the horror

When Warne took a Test match from dullness to unimaginable menace

A fiery beginning to the end of an empire
A fiery beginning to the end of an empire

The Australians had sounded the clarion call for the end of West Indies' reign, but Hooper and Lara wouldn't go down without a fight

A hundred minutes to last a lifetime
A hundred minutes to last a lifetime

Edgbaston 2005: one unforgettable session, the second-closest Test win ever - it was enough to make a man turn against his friend

A touch of Gower
A touch of Gower

A WACA innings where the batsman should, by rights, have gone on to make 400

The thirty-sixer
The thirty-sixer

For those who didn't get to see Sobers' six sixes, Yuvraj provided an encore in Durban

When the tough got going
When the tough got going

The pitch and Asif were playing tricks, but they were up against a wizened master

That golden Saturday
That golden Saturday

Ten years ago Lord's hosted a classic, when the crowd roared the staid ground to life and England to a win

Imran stands up to England
Imran stands up to England

When the warrior marshalled his troops to fight like they had never before

Hook-filled and Bradmanesque
Hook-filled and Bradmanesque

Sunil Gavaskar's 29th Test century came against two of the most ferocious quicks of all time

Thou shalt not pass
Thou shalt not pass

Rahul Dravid gives a lesson in the art of defence on a minefield of a pitch with the series at stake

Summer sun, something's begun
Summer sun, something's begun

Sure Australia were plagued by injuries, but Nasser Hussain gave the English fans hope this year would be different

One-armed bandit
One-armed bandit

As his team-mates collapsed and Donald raged, Kapil Dev took the fight to South Africa

Great balls of fire
Great balls of fire

On a balmy Lord's morning in 2005, England drew first blood - literally - in what would turn into a storied series

Caesar returns triumphant
Caesar returns triumphant

The greatest cricketer of his generation, and the moment of his fulfillment

'Last day at Kensington Oval always belongs to us'
'Last day at Kensington Oval always belongs to us'

South Africa need 79 to win but can they get past Wambrose?

This round to Warne
This round to Warne

Master spinner, master player of spin, bribery allegations in the background - it's all too thick for decorum