G.St.A. Sobers


G.St.A. Sobers 150* v EnglandBack to boards

Sir Garfield Sobers scored his final Test century with a superb unbeaten knock of 150* versus England at Lord's in 1973.

With West Indies winning the toss and putting themselves into bat, Sobers arrived at the crease with the visitors already accumulating a score of 256-4.

Sobers ended Day One with a innings of 31 not out but arrived at the ground the next day having not slept overnight due to a night out with fellow team-mates.

Despite a troublesome stomach ache, Sobers continued his way to his 26th Test century before retiring hurt with an unbeaten knock of 150 to his name.

Sobers, who put his performance down to a double Brandy and Port recommended to him by his captain Rohan Kanhai, hit 19 fours in an innings that lasted 288 minutes and saw him face 227 balls.

For one of the world's greatest all-rounders, it was the perfect ground to celebrate his last hundred in Test cricket, as West Indies sealed a comfortable victory, winning by an innings and 226 runs.


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