Martin Crowe's My XI
Part three: Martin Crowe on the best opening batsman he saw, Sunil Gavaskar
- Players/Officials : Sunil Gavaskar
31.1 MM Ali to Sarfraz Ahmed, 4 runs, eww, that's a bit minging from Roy at deep midwicket. A gentle flick off the toes, and a slide on the edge of the rope. But the ball slithers through everything! | Aug 27, 2016
33.4 MM Ali to Sarfraz Ahmed, 4 runs, a filthy bunt down the track, but somehow, Sarfraz's combination of eye, power, reach and luck turns a horrid miscalculated mow down the ground into a well-placed one-bounce four | Aug 27, 2016
26.2 MA Wood to Shoaib Malik, out, there it is! Wood has earned that wicket. This is just back of a length, kicks sharply off the deck and grazes the edge of a non-committal back-foot push. Tight line, good pace, disarming movement. He's using all his tricks today | Aug 27, 2016
23.3 MM Ali to Shoaib Malik, 4 runs, shuffling feet, makes some room outside off, and clobbers a back-foot drive through point. Well placed | Aug 27, 2016
21.2 MM Ali to Shoaib Malik, 6 runs, down the track, a hefty lofted drive over the covers, and the first six of the day! Moeen once again coming under the pump from the outset | Aug 27, 2016
20.6 AU Rashid to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, poked to point, a quick call, and there is his fifty. He's looked their likeliest momentum-seizer for much of the summer and today he's coming good. Shabash | Aug 27, 2016
20.5 AU Rashid to Sarfraz Ahmed, 4 runs, down the track, a full-blooded wallop and though he doesn't connect perfectly, Sarfraz bissects the gap at wide long-on to perfection to motor along to 49... | Aug 27, 2016
13.4 LE Plunkett to Babar Azam, out, got through him! A full delivery, Azam was aiming to play it through the leg side, gets a thick inside edge into his boot which then rolls back to the stumps | Aug 27, 2016
12.4 AU Rashid to Babar Azam, 2 runs, we are going to the TV umpire for a run out but think he's safe...was cut through point, deep cover quickly on it, decent throw but Azam is comfortably back | Aug 27, 2016
Part 11: Graham Gooch on his toughest competitors: Malcolm Marshall was the most intelligent quick bowler ever
Part ten: Graham Gooch on his toughest competitors: Dennis Lillee had tremendous stamina and the ability to adapt to any condition
Part nine: Graham Gooch on his toughest competitors: Shane Warne bowled the best flipper, and he always tried to psyche out batsme...
Part eight: Graham Gooch on his toughest competitors: Wasim Akram was effective both over and round the wicket and was very diffic...
Part seven: Graham Gooch on his toughest competitors: Alan Knott stood out for his glovework and footwork, and he was an iconic pl...
Part six: Graham Gooch on his toughest competitors: Martin Crowe's ability to transfer his weight at the crease made him a difficu...
Part 4: Graham Gooch on Sachin Tendulkar, who bore the crushing weight of expectation masterfully for over two decades
Part five: Graham Gooch on his toughest competitors: Allan Border was not eye-catching but he was uncompromising and focused on wi...
Part three: Graham Gooch on the toughest competitors: Viv Richards owned every ground he walked out onto