Eric Rowan scores match-saving hundred without gloves or box or hat

On his day Eric Alfred Burchell Rowan was a delight to watch. Few have been as fearless at the crease: batting against Ray Lindwall and Keith Miller without gloves or the box was no joke. Off the field he was the outspoken rebel, never hesitant to give it to the authorities. Abhishek Mukherjee looks back at the day when Rowan combined the two features, scoring one of the most astonishing hundreds of all time, on December 30, 1948.

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Adam Gilchrist essays what was then the fastest double hundred in Test cricket

February 23, 2002. Adam Gilchrist launched one of the most brutal assaults ever witnessed on a thoroughly decent South African bowling attack for a thundering double hundred. Arunabha Sengupta recalls the day when he scored the then quickest double century in Test history and just missed out on becoming a millionaire to boot.

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