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Crowe: Will be happy if McCullum breaks my record

Brendon McCullum has led New Zealand's tremendous rearguard action and now stands on the cusp of breaking Martin Crowe's record of the highest score by a New Zealand batsman

ESPNcricinfo staff

February 17, 2014

Posted by Jimmyvida on (February 18, 2014, 14:16 GMT)

How many Indians are still dreaming they they were going to win this match and still had a chance on the last day? Lucky, were I Brendon, I would have let Neesham score a double. Then take 3 for 40 by close. End of story. Remember my quote, with India it is "How not to win a test in 5 days."

Posted by   on (February 17, 2014, 15:49 GMT)

Indian cricketers are good but they lack emotional balance. They immediately go into a state of self-denial. Look at the recent statements of Dhoni, Ishant Sharma and now their batsman. They still feel they are best in the world and they give 200% . Unless and untill you realize your mistakes, how are you going to correct it. Dhoni believes like the three idiots " ALL IS WELL " even after about a dozen test defeats outside their country. NZ were about 400 for 6 and then how was a new entrant to test cricket, with a new bowl in action to settle down and smash more than 60 runs and virtually close the doors of an Indian win. No doubt, NZ batted very well but the question to be asked," Did we bowl well ?" A lot of soul searching needs to be done by at least two of the big three i.e India and England before they start losing to Afghanistan.

Posted by osman_pk777 on (February 17, 2014, 10:28 GMT)

I have noticed one thing..why indian bowling become biteless in second innings of the test match..one thing comes in my mind they get tired in second innings..it shows they don't have deep strength..people are talking about drop cathes well good fast bowler always get wickets bold or lbw. I don't see zest in this indian fast bowling. you cannot compete international cricket without producing good fast bowlers india needs to work on their fast bowlers..

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