A statistical look at ODI cricket's evolution

The influence of two new balls from both ends, revised fielding restrictions, and T20 have transformed the predominant 50-over strategy, turning the ODI revolution of the 1990s inside-out.

This week in history: 25-31 March

In our never-ending quest to expand your cricket knowledge, and increase your chances of winning your weekly pub quiz, here are some snippets of cricketing history that happened this week but in the past.

Bittersweet as Taylor signs off Zim career

Brendan Taylor signed off from his international career with Zimbabwe with a majestic century against India at the World Cup in Auckland, but was disappointed that it came in a losing cause.

Raina, Dhoni spoil Taylor's farewell party

An unbeaten century from Suresh Raina and a fifty from captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni guided India to comfortable six-wicket win over Zimbabwe in their final World Cup Pool match in Auckland on Saturday.

Match preview: India vs Zimbabwe

This match sees two teams come into this game with different objectives. India are already assured of first place in the group, while Zimbabwe are going home and want to do well for their departing stand-in skipper Brendan Taylor.