103,691 spectators went through the Lord’s gates for the first Investec Test Match of the summer at the Home of Cricket. There were some special moments to remember but unfortunately rain put paid to England’s attempts to seal a series whitewash.
It was a Test to remember for Jonny Bairstow, who put his name on the Lord’s Honours Boards for the first time with a magnificent unbeaten 167*. England wrapped up the series 2-0, and will be setting their sights on a continued rise up the ICC Test rankings when Pakistan arrive in July. The four match series kicks off at Lord’s on Thursday 14th July.
Yes, Jonny Bairstow’s name has been permanently etched on the Lord’s Honours Boards following his brilliant 167* agianst Sri Lanka last week.
His previous highest Test score at the Ground was 95 against South Africa in 2012.
Bairstow was named man of the match for his innings – the highest by an England wicket-keeper in a Test at the Home of Cricket.
The 26-year-old Yorkshireman was also named man of the series, scoring 387 runs at an average of 129 accross the three Tests, including two centuries.
Bairstow’s stellar performances with the bat, alongisde a breakthrough tour to South Africa last winter where he made his first Test century at Cape Town, have also led to a recall to the ODI side for the upcoming series.