M. Azharuddin

121

M. Azharuddin 121 v EnglandBack to boards

Mohammad Azharuddin reached the Lord’s Honours Boards when he hit 121 during India’s defeat to England in 1990.

In a match famous for Graham Gooch’s remarkable score of 333 in the first innings of the match, Azharuddin was under pressure to lead his side to a decent total in response to England’s score of 653/4d.

Opener Ravi Shastri helped by adding a century of his own before Azharuddin got in on the act too before being finally dismissed for a score of 121.

His innings saw him face 111 balls with a strike-rate of 109.00 and a decent tally of 22 fours score during the onslaught of England’s bowling line-up.

Despite their efforts, India would go on to lose the match by 247 runs with Gooch scoring a further 123 runs in England’s second innings.