A.J. Strauss

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Andrew Strauss' final Lord’s century came against West Indies in the summer of 2012.

Stuart Broad’s seven-wicket haul had helped bowl West Indies out for 243 which led to Strauss guiding England from the front, hitting 122 runs off 258 balls in an innings that lasted 382 minutes and included 19 fours.

It was an important innings for the Middlesex batsman, as this century was his first Test hundred in 18 months, which was summed up by BBC Sport chief sports writer, Tom Fordyce, who said: “He was rewarded for his long-awaited landmark with a standing ovation from the sell-out Lord's crowd that was as heartfelt and sustained as the old ground has seen in an age.”

England would go on to win the match by five wickets.

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