Wed, 16 May 2012 16:37:46 GMT
Finest Test knocks ever at Lord’s

Lord of Lord's - Rahul Dravid - 103 N.O.

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A pavilion steeped in history, yellow and red MCC ties, space-age media centre, the most unusual sloping pitch and the world's number one Test team. Starting Thursday our bond with the Mecca of cricket--Lord's, will be renewed. England face West Indies in the opening encounter of a three-match Test series. Ahead of the first Test of the English summer at Lord's, we take a look at some of the finest knocks at the venue.

Year/Opponent: 2011/England
Statistics of the knock: 220 balls/ 15 fours
Match result: England won by 196 runs
What made it special
: Rahul Dravid notched up his 33rd Test ton and moved to second spot in all time list of Test run getters behind Sachin Tendulkar and saved India from the ignominy of following in the historic 2000th Test. His unbeaten 103, which came from 220 balls with the help of 15 boundaries, was also his maiden century at the hallowed Lord's after he missed the three digit figure by five runs at the same venue in his debut match in 1996.