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Memorable Ashes Tests at Lord's
Andrew Strauss scored a memorable 161 in 2009 to lead England to their first win over Australia at Lord's in 75 years. Tom Shaw / Getty Images

Memorable Ashes Tests at Lord's


Ahead of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s between England and Australia, which starts on Thursday, Graham Caygill looks at the past five Test encounters between the two sides at the venue.

2009 England defeated Australia at Lord’s for the first time in 75 years as they triumphed by 115 runs in the second Test. They were led by 161 from captain Andrew Strauss, above, in the first innings, and a second-innings haul of five wickets from Andrew Flintoff to secure victory.

Glenn McGrath took nine wickets for 82 runs in 2005. Alessandro Abbonizio / AFP

2005 Glenn McGrath, below, finished with match figures of nine for 82 as he proved too hot for England to handle in the first Test. Australia had struggled to 190 batting first, but McGrath ensured they still had a 35-run first innings lead, and the tourists went on to win by 239 runs.

Mark Waugh's 108 was crucial to Australia's eight-wicket win in 2001. William West / AFP

2001 Australia crushed England in the second Test with Mark Waugh, above, striking 108 and Adam Gilchrist hitting 90 as they built up a first-innings lead of 214. Jason Gillespie then took five for 53 in England’s second innings as they fell to an eight-wicket defeat.

Mark Taylor would have been disappointed as rain came in Australia's way in 1997. Rui Vieira / AP Photo

1997 After being bowled out for 77 in their first innings, thanks to McGrath’s eight for 38, England were grateful for wet weather as they secured a draw in the second Test. England batted 79 overs to save the match against the team of Mark Taylor, below, with Mark Butcher and Michael Atherton putting on 162 for the first wicket.

Shane Warne took eight wickets as Australia dominated in 1993. Rui Vieira / EMPICS Sport

1993 Australia’s batsmen dominated the second Test as Taylor, Michael Slater and David Boon struck centuries, and Mark Waugh was bowled for 99. Their score of 632 for four was enough to win by an innings and 62 runs as Shane Warne, above, took eight wickets.