S.R. Waugh


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 Steve Waugh made a man of the match performance during the 2nd Test of 1989 ashes, putting his name up on the honours boards at Lord’s.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, England managed to get to 286. Australia in reply scored a mammoth 528. Coming in at number 6, Waugh remained unbeaten on 152 of 249 balls with 17 fours. Thanks to a well made 94 by David Boon and 74 by Geoff Lawson, Waugh got the much needed support to boost the total for Australia.

England made a commendable fightback in the 3rd innings on the back of a 106 of 198 balls from their skipper David Gower to end up on 359. However, it was not enough and Australia managed to chase down a target of 118 with Boon and Waugh remaining not out on 58 and 21 respectively.