A.J. Strauss

137

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Andrew Strauss scored his second hundred at Lord’s of the summer to help England to victory over West Indies in 2004.

The opener, playing in just his second test at the Home of Cricket, had already scored 112 versus New Zealand on Test debut two months before and continued to show his credentials with an array of impressive shots.

Strauss put on a second-wicket stand of 291 in 60 overs with Rob Key, surpassing England's previous second-wicket best against West Indies, 266 by Peter Richardson and Tom Graveney at Trent Bridge in 1957.

The Middlesex batsman eventually departed having made 137 off 202 balls, hitting 20 fours in the process to leave England 320/2 towards the end of Day One.

Michael Vaughan’s side would go on to take further control of the match, winning by 210 runs.

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