It hasn’t been easy batting at Lord’s and the current Test match between India and England has proved it again. Yet there have been few batsmen who have been able to score runs at this historic ground.
Let us take a look at Top 5 batsmen to score most runs at Lord’s in Test Cricket
5) Dilip Vengsarkar – 508 Runs – The only overseas batsmen to score 3 centuries at Lord’s. Vengsarkar has scored 508 Runs in 8 innings of the 4 test matches he has played. Though he has scored 3 centuries and one 50 at Lord’s his team has been able to win just one match of the 4 he has played at Lord’s. It is not easy to score a century and scoring 3 at Lord’s in 4 matches is something out of the ordinary that Dilip Vengsarkar has managed to do.
4) Shivnarine Chanderpaul – 512 Runs – The only batsmen of this era to make it to this list. Chanderpaul has batted for 9 innings in the 5 test matches he has played and managed to score 512 runs at an average of 85.83. This West Indian batsmen who has a style of his own has found it easy to score at Lord’s. With 1 century and four 50s, Chanderpaul is fourth on this list.
3) Don Bradman – 551 Runs – In 8 innings of 4 test matches, Bradman has scored 551 Runs at an average of 78.00 which is quiet less compared to his career average. With an highest of 254 at Lord’s, the legend has scored couple of 100s and one 50 at this ground.
2) Gary Sobers – 571 Runs – This West Indian legend is second in the list with 571 runs, that have come of 9 innings in 5 matches. Gary has scored at an average of 95.00 at Lord’s which might be less compared to that of Warren’s but in it still a great one. He has also scored couple of 100s and 50s at Lord’s.
1) Warren Bardsley – 575 Runs – Old is Gold. This Australian batsmen who played in England between 1909-1926. He scored 575 runs in the 7 innings he played of 5 test matches. Warren has scored at Lord’s at an average of 115.00 and also managed to score couple of 100s and 50s as well. He has been one those few batsmen who loved batting at Lord’s.
Graham Gooch (England) is the highest run getter at Lord’s overall. With 2015 runs in 21 matches (39 innings). He has scored 6 centuries and 5 fifties at Lord’s with 333 being his highest score. Stat updated till July 18, 2014