M.P. Vaughan

100

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Michael Vaughan became part of a select group of England batsmen to have their name appear on the Honours Board twice in the same summer, as hit 100 against India in the first Test Match of the series at Lord’s in 2002.

Vaughan had scored 115 against Sri Lanka two months earlier and after England had made 487 all out in their first innings against India, the visitors succumbed for only 221 and that gave Vaughan the licence to lead from the front in the second innings.

Even with Mark Butcher, Nasser Hussain and Graham Thorpe all falling cheaply, Vaughan found a willing partner in John Crawley and the pair put on 137 for the fourth wicket in just shy of 30 overs as England propelled themselves towards setting a stiff victory target for the Indians.

Vaughan’s knock came to an end on 100 from 141 balls, which included eleven fours and with skipper Hussain declaring when Crawley reached three figures, India were bowled out for 397, despite a battling hundred from Ajit Agarkar and England won the match by 170 runs on the final day.

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