Andrew Strauss’ place in history was assured until he became the third person to lead England into Ashes series successes away and house.
To mark news that he is to receive a knighthood, we have a look in 10 defining moments in his career…
112 and 83 from New Zealand, Lord’s
When Strauss’ Evaluation debut crops up in the commentary box, then you can bet it’s due to his innings dismissal that is second – perform out by out-going skipper Nasser Hussain – than his usual maiden century in his first Test knock for his nation. The new kid on the block was all here to stay.
147 v 2005, South Africa, Johannesburg
New from past 1000 Test runs, Strauss’ third hundred of this show — along with also his fifth bunch in his 11th Test — arrived in the fourth game to set the platform for a memorable success, even if it did need a Matthew Hoggard (7-61) masterclass to finish the task and earn a 2-1 lead.
Catching Trent Bridge, Adam Gilchrist, 2005
Following a slow start to the Ashes, Strauss stepped it up in the next Test at Old Trafford to score a precious 106 however his iconic second of the show came from the first Test at Trent Bridge, where he flung himself to his left slip and suspended in the air for a lifetime to pluck an edge offered by Adam Gilchrist off Andrew Flintoff.
129 v 2005, Australia, the Oval
Kevin Pietersen’s 158 took the headlines since the Ashes were obtained but it was Strauss who shored England up from the first innings — his stoic first-day century resisting Australia’s attempts to power out of the blocks in search of their success they needed to square the collection.
177 v New Zealand, Napier
After being overlooked for the 2007 tour of Sri Lanka of England, Strauss returned for the 2008 tour New Zealand; his 177 at the Test put him and cemented his position. His bash on reaching three characters stated it all…
100s in innings v India, Chennai
There was no altering Strauss in the side or the crease from India, since he became the 10th Englishman to produce a hundred in each innings of the same Evaluation (bad fortune, Nasser), following up his first innings 123 together with 108.
161 v Australia, Lord’s
Things could only get better after England were bowled out by West Indies to get 51 at Strauss’ first Test because permanent captain and they did, together with England regaining the Ashes beneath his direction from 2009; his first-day 161 paved the way for England’s first Ashes win at the house of Cricket since 1934.
110 v Australia, Brisbane
Records continued to collapse underneath Strauss’ captaincy by beating against Australia in their own turf as England stopped 24 years of concern. His very first in Australia — and complete — helped to blunt Alastair Cook the Aussie attack and Jonathan Trott filling his boots, to transparency the hosts’ victory expects.
England No 1 in the World
England was led by strauss to place in the Test positions in style as India suffered the culmination of the planning together with Andy Flower, a 4-0 whitewash. His own successor-in-waiting rather overshadowed, though, his third Evaluation 87 – 294 being plundered by Alastair Cook.
141 v West Indies, Nottingham
Strauss’ summer in Test cricket afforded two hundreds in as many Tests against the West Indies, each paving the way for a seventh successive home victory. It was a knock that epitomised.
Andrew Strauss: 100 Tests, 178 innings, six not workouts, 7037 runs, Maximum 177, Average 40.91
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