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: