England batting coach Graham Gooch believes Alastair Cook's superb unbeaten 168 is as good an innings as he has ever seen from the left-hander and proves he is blossoming under the responsibility of being England captain.

 

According to him Alastair led from the front as captain. Cook was unbeaten on 168 in a total of 340 for 5, having added 141 runs for the unbroken fifth wicket with Prior who remained not out on 84 after a stay of 203 minutes. England now lead the hosts by 10 runs with five wickets in hand.