Hussain 5th English captain to score 150 plus vs India

Published: Tuesday, July 30, 2002, 1:51 [IST]
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Bangalore: Nasser Hussain, the shrewd England captain who led from the front in the 1st Test against India at Lord's, scored 155 on 26.07.2002 and thus became the 13th player for England to achieve the feat of scoring 150 plus runs in a Test innings. He is the 5th England captain to accomplish this against India after Len Hutton, Mike Gatting, Graham Gooch and Mike Atherton.

Gooch has the distinction of recording the highest ever score by an English captain when he amassed 333 against India in the 1st innings of the 1st Test in 1990. Incidentally his triple century had also come at Lord's. He had went on to record another century in the 2nd innings of the same Test. David Gower has the distinction of recording most 150 plus scores as a captain for England - on five separate occasions. Gooch has done it four times while Len Hutton and ER Dexter have each achieved it thrice. The following is the complete list of England captains who have scored 150 plus runs in an innings in tests arranged in the order of highest runs scored:

England Captains scoring 150 plus scores
Sl No.CaptainsScoreVsIngsTestVenueYear
1Gooch, GA333Ind1st 1st Lord's1990
2May, PBH285*WI 2nd 1st Edgbaston1957
3Hammond, WR240Aus1st 2nd Lord's1938
4Gower, DI215Aus1st 5th Edgbaston1985
5Dexter, ER205Pak1st 3rd Karachi1961-62
6Hutton, L205WI 1st 5th Kingston1953-54
7Denness, MH188Aus1st 6th Melbourne1974-75
8Atherton, MA 185*SA2nd 2nd Johannesburg1995-96
9Gatting, MW 183*Ind1st 3rd Edgbaston1986
10Denness, MH 181NZ1st 1st Auckland1974-75
11Hammond, WR 181SL1st 2nd Cape Town1938-39
12Gooch, GA 174SL2nd1stLord's1991
13Dexter, ER 174Aus1st 4th Old Trafford1964
14Gower, DI 173*Pak2nd 3rd Lahore1983-84
15Stoddart, AE 173Aus2nd 2nd Melbourne1894-95
16Dexter, ER 172Pak1st 5th The Oval1962
17Hutton, L 169WI 1st 3rd Georgetown1953-54
18Gower, DI 166Aus1st 3rd Trent Bridge1985
19Stewart, AJ 164SA2nd 3rd Old Trafford1998
20Atherton, MA 160Ind1st 3rd Trent Bridge1996
21Gower, DI 157Aus1st 6th The Oval1985
22Cowdrey, MC 155SA2nd 5th The Oval1960
23Nasser Hussain155Ind1st1stLord's2002
24Gooch, GA 154*WI 2nd 1st Headingley1991
25Gooch, GA 154NZ1st 3rd Edgbaston1990
26Gower, DI 152Pak1st 2nd Faisalabad1983-84
27Gatting, MW 150*Pak2nd 5th The Oval1987
28Hutton, L 150Ind1st 2nd Lord's1952

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