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    In pics: Eye-catching moments of 2012

    • Rahul Dravid's retirement: Dravid, the wall that guarded the Indian fort for 17 years, decided to call it quits. He ended his Test career with 13,288 runs in 164 matches, including 36 centuries and 63 fifties.

    • Tendulkar completes ton of tons: Stranded on 99 centuries since March 2011, Tendulkar added another feather to his cap by completing the landmark in the Asia Cup against Bangladesh, scoring 114 off 147 balls.

    • India blown away Down Under: When one thought India had already hit their nadir when they were thrashed 4-0 in England, they hit another rock bottom, going down tamely to Australia, another 4-0 drubbing.

    • Pup in his elements: When Michael Clarke came in to bat, Australia were reeling at 37 for 3. But the Aussie captain not only played the best innings (329*) of his career, but also helped his side crush India.

    • Kohli at his mercurial best: Needing to chase an imposing total of 321 in 40 overs to stay alive in the series, Kohli, in his knock of 133*, sent the Sri Lankan bowlers on leather hunt in CB series in Hobart.

    • KKR claims maiden IPL title: Wicketkeeper batsman Manvinder Bisla played the most defining innings (89 off 48) of his T20 career as KKR won their maiden title, beating CSK in a nerve-wracking final.

    • South Africa – the new No. 1 Test side: South Africa knocked England off their perch to claim the No. 1 status in Tests. The Graeme Smith-led side won the three-match series 2-0.

    • Amla piles on runs: Hashim Amla became the first batsman to score a triple century for South Africa in Tests, scoring 311* at the Oval against England, ending the series with 482 runs, with average of 120.50.

    • Laxman brings the curtain down: After entertaining fans with his very very special knocks, Laxman said goodbye to international cricket, ending a 16-year long career of 134 Tests and 86 ODIs.

    • Calypso magic at World Twenty20: A breathtaking assault by Marlon Samuels, 78 off 56 balls, saw West Indies pulling off one of the most amazing turnarounds in T20 history, beating hosts Sri Lanka in the final.

    • Yuvraj’s sensational return: After being diagnosed with cancer, India's 2011 World Cup hero underwent three successful cycles of chemotherapy in the US and returned to India. He made 34 in his comeback knock.

    • Ponting calls it a day: An era of Australian cricket came to an end when Ricky Ponting played his last innings against South Africa at Perth. Punter finished with 13378 runs in 168 Tests, including 41 tons.

    • Kiwi victory in Sri Lanka: Captain Ross Taylor made 142 and 74 in two innings, while Tim Southee picked up eight wickets as New Zealand registered one of their most memorable wins in Colombo.

    • Long wait ended for England: England ended their 28 years drought of winning a series in India by clinching the four-match series 2-1, having lost in Ahemedabad Test while winning in Mumbai and Kolkata.

    • South African dominance Down Under: After claiming the No. 1 Test ranking in England, South Africa continued their dominance even in Australia. They won the third Test in Perth Test to win the series 1-0.

    • Du Plessis the saviour: Making his debut in Adelaide, Faf du Plessis showed immense courage and batted out for more than four sessions to save the Test and kept South Africa alive in the series.

    • Catain Cook shepherds English troops: Alastair Cook led his side from the front, scoring 568 runs in four Tests against India. He also became the first England batsman to score 23 Test centuries.

    • Morale-boosting win for Tigers: Bangladesh have often showed a lot of promise but couldn't maintain the consistency. But the Tigers were at their best against West Indies, winning the five-match series 3-2.