After Alastair Cook & Paul Collingwood had both scored their first-ever hundreds at Lord’s, Ian Bell also joined in on adding his name to the Lord’s history books with an unbeaten century against pakistan.
In a knock that would eventually become England’s 100th at Lord’s in 111 Tests, Bell survived an early scare with a shot through the slips before displaying an innings of class.
The Warwickshire batsman hit his hundred off 168 balls with nine fours scored as England declared on 528/9 after their first innings.
Despite Andrew Strauss’ century in the second innings, Pakistan would go on to frustrate England by holding out for a draw at the conclusion of day five.
Bell would go on to claim a further three spots on the Honours Boards, scoring centuries in 2007, 2008 and 2013.