A.B. Agarkar


A.B. Agarkar 109* v EnglandBack to boards

Ajit Agarkar made the Lord’s Honours Boards, when he scored his only Test century during India’s 170-run defeat to England in 2002.

A bowler by trade, Agarkar took three wickets during England’s two innings but that didn’t stop the hosts from setting a mammoth target of 568 for India to win the test in their last stint with the bat.

Despite greats such as Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid all failing to hit big individual scores, the unlikely Honours Boards appearance was earnt by Agarkar for his wonderful 109* effort.

During his innings, Agarkar hit 16 fours off 190 balls and was unlucky not to have at least earned a draw for his team.

While Agarkar will always have a place on the famous Boards, the result did not go in his favour as England eventually won comfortably by 170 runs after five days at the Home of Cricket.