Lara’s 30th

We are bloody lucky, you know. Our grand-children will ask us about Brian Lara in the same way we asked ours about Bradman. Anyone who says Test cricket is dying should be shot (yes, ok, it’s batting-dominated, but I can’t be bothered to re-open that old chestnut). Brian Lara has just scored an astonishing hundred – his thirtieth. 30 hundreds. THIRTY HUNDREDS. One of them was 400. Another was nearly 400. Three thousand runs in hundreds alone – that’s more than some Test players make in their entire careers.

What a player. Amidst the carnage of West Indian cricket shines this awesome batsman.