5 all-time greats who couldn't score a Test hundred at Lord's


Former England captain Michael Atherton scored multiple half-centuries at Lord's during his Test career. However, the Lancashire-based batsman could never convert it into a big score.

Michael Atherton, Highest Test score at Lord's - 99


Atherton came very close to registering his maiden Test hundred at the Home of Cricket in a Test against Australia in 1993. Unfortunately, he got run out when he was on 99.

Unlike the rest of the names on this list, Brian Lara has a Test fifty to his name at the Home of Cricket. The former West Indies captain scored a half-century in his first Test at the iconic venue in London.

Brian Lara,  Highest Test score at Lord's - 54


However, the left-handed West Indies batter could not score a Test hundred at Lord's. Lara played a total of six Test innings on his ground and lost his wicket while on single digit scores thrice.

Jacques Kallis holds the record for the most international centuries by a South African cricketer. Regarded by many as the greatest all-rounder of all time, Kallis played three Tests in his career at Lord's.

Jacques Kallis,  Highest Score at Lord's - 31


Interestingly, even Kallis failed to touch the 50-run mark in all Test innings that he played at the Home of Cricket. He played five Test innings and touched double digits only twice.

Ricky Ponting is right behind Sachin Tendulkar on the list of batsmen with the most Test hundreds. The former Australian skipper recorded 41 centuries for his country in the most extended format of the game.

Ricky Ponting,  Highest Test score at Lord's - 42


But Ponting could never touch the three-figure mark in a Test at the Home of Cricket. He played eight Test innings at this historic venue, but like Sachin Tendulkar, Ponting never managed a single Test fifty at this ground.

Sachin Tendulkar is the only batsman to have scored 100 international centuries. However, the former Indian batsman could not record even a single half-century in his nine Test innings at Lord's.

Sachin Tendulkar, Highest Test score at Lord's - 37


He did score a hundred for the Rest of the World XI in a match against Marylebone Cricket Club at Lord's back in 1998. However, Tendulkar could never accomplish that feat while donning the whites for India in a Test match.