There are 11 centuries scored by Indians ENG vs IND at Lord’s in Test Cricket by 9 batsmen. Dilip Vengsarkar is the only player to score 3 centuries at this venue. Shockingly, Sachin Tendulkar & Virat Kohli hasn’t scored even a single century at Lord’s. Although players like, Ajit Agarkar have also scored a test century at the historic ground of Lord’s.
Ajinkya Rahane’s 103 is the latest inclusion(2014) in the list as his innings came as a saviour for team in (ENG vs IND)India after the team went down for 7 wickets for almost 150 runs. India has just one match on this ground so far, it will be a good chance for them to win this one as well. Vinoo Mankad has scored the highest at this ground from India. His score of 184, that came in the year 1952. However, the record of Mankad is yet to be broken.
Let’s have a look at the all 11 Test Centuries scored by Indians at Lord’s.
#1 Vinoo Mankad 184 (1952)
An opening batsman and slow left arm orthodox bowler, he played in 44 Tests for India, and made 2109 runs at an average of 31.47 including five Test centuries with a top score of 231. However, He also took 162 wickets at an average of 32.32, including eight five-wicket hauls. Mankad’s best performance was against England at Lord’s in 1952. In the first innings, he top-scored with 72. During England’s first innings, he bowled 73 overs and took 5 wickets for 196 runs. In India’s second innings in that Test match, he top-scored again with 184 runs out of India’s total of 378. Vinoo Mankad was first Indian, who made a Test Century at the Home of Cricket in the rivalry of ENG vs IND.
#2 Dilip Vengsarkar 103 (1979)
Dilip Vengsarkar made his international cricket debut against New Zealand at Auckland in 1975–76 as an opening batsman. India won this Test convincingly, but he did not have much success. However, he comes at no 2 in our Test Centurians list. Moreover, He scored a century at Lord’s in 1979 in is first England tour. Vengsarkar’s score of 103 saw him face 295 balls, hitting 13 fours in the process and be awarded the man-of-the-match for his grit and determination. However, He has scored 3 Test centuries at Lord’s, which is most by any visiting batsman at the venue in Tests.
#3 Gundappa Vishwanath 113 (1979)
On his Test match debut, Viswanath scored a century against Australia at Kanpur in 1969 in a drawn match. Viswanath is one of three players to score a century in both his first class and Test debuts. Vishwanath comes at no 3 in our list. Moreover, He scored valuable 113 runs with facing 337 balls and hitting 14 fours at Lord’ ground in 1979. He put up a huge 200 runs partnership with Dilip Vengsarkar(103) in that match.
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#4 Dilip Vengsarkar 157 (1982)
Dilip Vengsarkar made his international cricket debut against New Zealand at Auckland in 1975–76 as an opening batsman. However, he comes again in our list at no 4. This is his personal best at Lord’s as he scored 157 runs. Moreover, Vengsarkar smashes 21 boundaries facing 264 balls during his innings of 157. This was Vengsarkar’s secnd Test Century at lord’s that comes up in a gap of 5 years in the rivalry of ENG vs IND.
#5 Dilip Vengsarkar 126* (1986)
Dilip Vengsarkar comes again for the 3rd time in our lists as he scored his third test century at Lord’s in 1986. However, he scored 126* runs with facing 213 balls in the first innings. Also he smashes a total of 16 fours in his innings. For his effort to help India win the Test series in England (a rare feat in itself) he was awarded the Man of the Series award. He has scored 3 Test centuries at Lord’s, which is most by any visiting batsman at the venue in Tests.
#6 Mohammad Azharuddin 121 (1990)
Azharuddin made his debut for the Indian Cricket Team in Test cricket in 1984 against England at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on 31st December 1984, where he scored 110 in his first innings from 322 deliveries,. However, Azhar scored his only Test hundred at Lord’s in 1990 as a captain. As he comes at no 6 in our test century list. Moreover, he scored 121 runs with facing 111 balls also smashing 22 boundaries in his innings.
#7 Ravi Shastri 100 (1990)
Ravi Shastri has made his International debut against New Zealand in 1981. However, he comes at no 7 in our test centurians list. Shastri scored 100 runs in 184 balls by smashing 12 boundaries and also an over boundary. He batted alongside with captain Mohammad Azharuddin(121) in that match against England at Lord’s.
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#8 Sourav Ganguly 131 (1996)
Sourav Ganguly, the prince of calcutta comes at no 8 in our list of Test Centuries at Lord’s. Sourav Ganguly scored 131 runs in 301 balls in his debut match against England at Lord’s. However, Ganguly smashes 20 boundaries in his way to 131 runs. He become the 10th Indian batsman to register a century on debut match.
#9 Ajit Agarkar 109* (2002)
Ajit Agarkar’s Test debut was against Zimbabwe in 1998. However, he comes at no 9 in our list. Amongst Agarkar’s better performances were his performances in Australia in the Test series of 1999, and also in the test series in 2003. At Adelaide Oval in 2003, Agarkar took 6/41, to help India to win their first test in Australia in over 20 years. Agarkar scored 109* runs in 190 balls in second innings against England at Lord’s. Moreover, He smashes 16 boundaries in his innings.
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#10 Rahul Dravid 103* (2011)
Rahul Dravid made his Test debut with Sourav Ganguly at Lord’s. Ganguly scored a ton but Dravid misses out his century by just 5 runs. However, Dravid comes at no 10 in our list. He smashes 103* runs with playing 220 balls and added 15 boundaries in his innings. It was Rahul Dravid’s 33rd Test Hundred in his career and first at the Home of Cricket.
#11 Ajinkya Rahane 103 (2014)
Ajinkya Rahane’s Test debut was against Australia in 2013. However, he comes at no 11 and the last one in our list. He scored 103 runs off 154 balls with the help of 15 boundaries and an over boundary. Ajinkya Rahane’s Century at Lord’s in 2014 is the last century scored by an Indian at the Home of Cricket.