My XI: Martin Crowe
Part ten: Martin Crowe on Brian Lara's electrifying footwork and his big appetite for runs
- Players/Officials : Brian Lara
39.5 BA Stokes to TWM Latham, out, there's the golden arm! A urgent slog-pull from Latham, trying to make something out of a good length ball outside off, but he scuffs his shot, high on the bat and straight to mid-on! England break the stand, and | Feb 25, 2018
37.3 BA Stokes to LRPL Taylor, 4 runs, short and leg-sided once more, and a more scuffed pull this time, but effective all the same, rushing very fine beyond Buttler's reach behind the stumps! | Feb 25, 2018
37.2 BA Stokes to LRPL Taylor, 4 runs, banged in short, and hoisted over backward square. Easy as you like, picked the length early, worked with the angle, and deposited over backward square | Feb 25, 2018
35.6 CR Woakes to TWM Latham, 4 runs, a touch of width and steered gratefully through third man. Unlucky for Woakes but relief for New Zealand, that keeps them on track | Feb 25, 2018
33.2 CR Woakes to LRPL Taylor, 4 runs, what a shot! He's cutting balls that are full now! No kidding. This is pitching in the 4m mark, but perhaps it being an offcutter helps him pull the shot off | Feb 25, 2018
32.4 AU Rashid to LRPL Taylor, 4 runs, flays it to the left of backward point! He is gorgeous square of the wicket on both sides and with Rashid pushing the ball through, Taylor only needs to place the ball. | Feb 25, 2018
31.6 CR Woakes to TWM Latham, 4 runs, what is the point of banging it into a slow pitch at top speed? It only makes the ball come onto the bat quicker, and this is a set batsman. Latham punishes these flawed plans with a vicious pull | Feb 25, 2018
31.4 CR Woakes to LRPL Taylor, 4 runs, fierce, absolutely FIERCE! It's short. It's meant to test his reflexes on the back foot. But Taylor swivels gracefully and sends it crashing into the square leg boundary | Feb 25, 2018
29.6 JE Root to TWM Latham, 4 runs, reverse sweep again, and this time he gets a lot more bat on it, forcing the ball to the left of Stokes. Is it me or is he not looking as athletic as he usually is? | Feb 25, 2018
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