A.J. Strauss

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Captaining England in the absence of Michael Vaughan and Andrew Flintoff, Andrew Strauss hit his second hundred at Lord’s during his knock of 128 versus Pakistan.

Opening in England’s second innings, Strauss seemed determined to lead his country to victory with a captain’s knock that lasted 214 balls and included 13 fours.

The effort from Strauss saw him become the the third England player to score a century on his debut as Test captain – following in the footsteps of Archie MacLaren and Allan Lamb.

Unfortunately, Pakistan’s resistance saw them clinch a draw with England failing to bowl the visitors out before the end of day five.

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