M.J. Clarke

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M.J. Clarke 136 v EnglandBack to boards

Michael Clarke scored his only hundred at Lord’s during the summer of 2009, but was unable to prevent Australia from defeat in their Test match v England.

After England had posted a mammoth tally of 736 off their two innings, Australia’s aim was to frustrate their rivals during the last two days of the Test, with Clarke playing a pivotal role.

Batting at five, Clarke entered the crease with Australia 120-4 before going on to score 136 off 227 balls, with 14 fours scored in the process.

Despite Clarke’s magnificent efforts, Andrew Flintoff’s five-wicked haul saw Australia still crumble to a 115-run defeat as England beat Australia at Lord’s for the first time in 75 years.