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Mark Wood is playing The Entertain Yourselves Test

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Why ‘overnight’ is such an important part of a five-day Test match

Whenever a Test is decided late on the fifth day, there’s much talk about how that kind of tension and excitement wouldn’t happen with four-day Tests. It’s half true. This is why.

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The real highlights of the 2019 Boxing Day Tests

Festivus (CC licensed by R Crap Mariner via Flickr)

For clarity and brevity: yes, this is the through-the-Boxing-Day-Tests thread. This article will (probably) be updated (semi) regularly as the South Africa v England and Australia v New Zealand matches progress.

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Danish Kaneria or Dane Vilas – who is most Danish?

Dane Vilas and Danish Kaneria (via YouTube)

Danish Kaneria is a Pakistani cricketer who has been banned from the sport for life for spot-fixing. Dane Vilas is a South African cricketer who currently plays for Lancashire. Despite what their names suggest, neither player is from Denmark.

So who is most Danish?

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Why South Africa couldn’t possibly have come up with a more appropriate end to their tour of India than Lungi Ngidi’s bizarre golden duck

South Africa’s series in microcosm (via Fox Sports)
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Sorry, but the ‘lost ball’ was a bigger highlight than Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma and all the other stuff

Lost ball (via bcci.tv)
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Dale Steyn was a trier

Dale Steyn (Sarah Ansell)
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13 proper highlights from the 2019 Cricket World Cup (and none are from the final because the final was a whole thing all of its own)

Ben Stokes (Images via Twitter and YouTube)
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Okay, your job’s pretty rubbish, but at least you’re not South Africa captain during a World Cup

Faf du Plessis (via ICC video)
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You can’t blame AB de Villiers for his breath-takingly egocentric last minute bid to play in the World Cup – he’s just continuing to explore what’s possible in cricket

AB de Villiers (via Sky Sports)
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