M.P. Vaughan

106

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Michael Vaughan wrote himself into the Test record books when he hit a sixth hundred from only 19 innings at Lord’s in 2008.

His 106 equalled Graham Gooch's record of Test hundreds at the Home of Cricket and helped his side establish a 42-run lead on first innings after New Zealand scored 277 all out.

In what would turn out to be the England captain’s final hundred at the Ground, the then 33-year-old turned back the clocks with some delightful strokes in a knock that saw him face 214 balls with 11 fours scored.

The knock was also significant in the fact that it meant Vaughan had managed to reach a hundred against every Test-playing nation - with the exception of Zimbabwe, who didn’t have Test status between 2005 and 2011.

Despite it being a memorable Test for Vaughan, it proved to be one of frustration for England as a combination of bad light and rain prevented a result from taking place with both teams settling for the draw.

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