Just 13 days after the Olympic Archery event was held at Lord's, one of the finest Test matches in the ground's history was staged.
A Vernon Philander-inspired South Africa took victory and the number one Test ranking despite some late heroics from Matt Prior and England's lower order on a thrilling final day.
MCC has paid public thanks to the Club’s groundstaff, whose outstanding work after the Olympic archery competition enabled Lord’s to host this Test Match just 13 days after the final arrow had been shot.
Late wickets meant England left themselves a mountain to climb to win the third and final Test against South Africa and retain their number one Test ranking.
The late wicket of Jacques Kallis kept England in the hunt after three days of the final Test, with South Africa leading by 139 at Lord's.
Jonny Bairstow led England's fightback from 54/4 as the third Test remained wonderfully even on an enthralling second day at Lord's.
Wickets for Steven Finn and James Anderson gave England the better of day one at Lord's, as Yohan Blake and Alice Cooper tried to steal the limelight.
Watch as Lord's is transformed from hosting the London 2012 Olympic Archery event to being ready for the third Investec Test match...
Lord's has played host to some of the defining moments in the career of Andrew Strauss, who plays his 100th Test and 50th as captain at the Home of Cricket against South Africa.
Lords.org sees Tim Bresnan - England's go-to in difficult on-field conditions - excel as their off-field dead batter ahead of Thursday's must-win Test.
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