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Alex Hales’ mammoth knock - which came from 167 deliveries - was the highest ever individual one-day score at Lord’s.

Hales’ knock surpasses the 146 scored by Geoffrey Boycott for Yorkshire against Surrey in 1965, a record that was very nearly beaten earlier in the piece when Mark Stoneman hit 144 not out.

Surrey have been beaten finalists in the last three One-Day Cup finals.


When Joe Root reached three figures at Lord’s on Thursday, he became the fourth consecutive Englishman to score a hundred on Test captaincy debut, following Alastair Cook, Kevin Pitersen and Andrew Strauss. Archie McLaren and Allan Lamb also achieved the feat.

Root’s ton topped the lot however, his 190 surpassing the previous highest, Cook’s 173 against Bangladesh in 2010.


Tammy Beaumont (148) and Sarah Taylor (147) put on a record ODI stand for England in their World Cup match against South Africa. The pair put on 275 for the second wicket as England posted 373 for 5.

It was the second-highest ever in women’s ODIs, after the 320-run stand by Deepti Sharma (188) and Punam Raut (109) for India against Ireland.

South Africa responded with 305 for 9 making the match a run-fest, 678 being highest aggregate in any women’s one-day international, beating the previous, a match between Australia and New Zealand, by 101 runs.

Beaumont and Taylor were imperious for England

July 10, 2013

Stuart Broad’s unbeaten 57 on the second morning at Lord’s was his first Test fifty since scoring 65 against Australia at Trent Bridge in 2013.

Broad reached his latest Test half-century by bludgeoning Morne Morkel for back-to-back sixes.


Number of Tests Moeen Ali took to reach 2,000 runs and 100 wickets.

Moeen is the second-quickest Englishman to reach landmark:

  • Tony Greig - 37 Tests
  • Moeen - 38
  • Ian Botham - 42
  • Andrew Flintoff - 43
  • Wilfred Rhodes, Trevor Bailey - 48

And the fifth on the all-time list:

  • Shakib Al Hasan - 31 Tests
  • Trevor Goddard - 36
  • Tony Greig, Keith Miller - 37
  • Moeen - 38

Moeen has had a fine couple of days at Lord's


Kent opener Sean Dickson’s 318 against Northants mad him the first player in the post-war era to score a triple-hundred.

Dickson shared a record stand for Kent with Joe Denly (182) with the pair putting on 382 for the Canterbury side. Kent eventually declared on 701 for 7.


Runs scored by Surrey opener Rory Burns who batted for over 12 hours in the match, scoring 219 not out in the first innings and 68 in the second to save a draw against Hampshire.