Strauss ends his century drought

May 19, 2012, 08:34 IST | AFP

England captain Andrew Strauss ended his 18-month wait for a Test century as he led his side into a first innings lead on the second day against the West Indies at Lord's yesterday.

When bad light ended play, England were 259 for three - a lead of 16 runs after they needed just yesterday's first ball to dismiss the West Indies for their overnight score of 243.

Andrew Strauss celebrates his century at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London yesterday. PIC/AFP

Strauss was 121 not out and Ian Bell five not out at stumps. But with the West Indies just two deliveries into the new ball, England's position is far from assured in this first of a three-Test series. 

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