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Highest fourth-innings totals to win a Test at Lord s

June 4, 2022 07:57 PM


England will join an exclusive group of teams if they make a winning start to life under new captain Ben Stokes after being set 277 to win the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's on Saturday.

Only three teams have made more than 200 in the fourth innings to win a Test at the 'Home of Cricket' with England's highest successful chase their 282 for three against New Zealand in 2004.

The most any side have made batting last to triumph in a Lord's was West Indies' extraordinary 344 for one, requiring 342, in 1984.

England captain David Gower didn't call a halt to the hosts' second innings until the morning of the fifth and final day, when he declared on 300 for nine.

But outstanding opener Gordon Greenidge's brilliant 214 not out, allied to an unbeaten 92 from Larry Gomes, meant the West Indies completed a crushing nine-wicket victory.

Highest fourth-innings totals to win a Test at Lord's (score, overs, team, opponent, year):

344-1  66.1  West Indies v England  1984

282-3  87    England v New Zealand  2004

218-3  60.5  England v New Zealand  1965

New Zealand Test hundreds at Lord's

Daryl Mitchell joined a select group of New Zealand batsmen to have scored a Test hundred at Lord's when he made 108 against England on Saturday.

Mitchell, 97 not out overnight, hit his first ball of the third day's play for a three off Stuart Broad to gain a coveted place on the dressing room honours board.

But his exit sparked a New Zealand collapse that saw the World Test champions lose their last six wickets for 24 runs, with a total of 285 leaving England needing 277 to win the first of this three-match series.

Tom Blundell, 90 not out overnight, just failed to join Mitchell in reaching three figures, with the wicketkeeper lbw for 96 to James Anderson.

Mitchell is the 14th New Zealand batsman to score a Test hundred at the 'Home of Cricket', with the late Martin Crowe having achieved the feat twice in his illustrious career.

Test hundreds by New Zealand batsmen at Lord's (year, player, total):

1931 'Curly' Page              104

1931 Stewie Dempster           120

1949 Martin Donnelly           206

1973 Vic Pollard               105 no

1973 Mark Burgess              105

1973 Bevan Congdon             175

1986 Martin Crowe              106

1990 Trevor Franklin           101

1994 Martin Crowe              142

1999 Matthew Horne             100

2004 Mark Richardson           101

2008 Jacob Oram                101

2015 Kane Williamson           132

2021 Devon Conway              200

2022 Daryl Mitchell            108

Note: no = not out

 

 



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