It was the 1503rd Test match in cricket history.
It was the 770th Test for England and 361st for West Indies.
It was the 123rd Test match between these two sides and 67th on English soil.
It was the 391st Test match on English soil and 100th on this ground. Lord's Cricket Ground became the first ground to host 100 Test matches. Only Australia's Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) with 92 Tests has come close to challenging Lord's stature as the No.1 Test ground amongst the 80 Test grounds spread over 11 countries. The first Test at Lord's was played in July 1884 which was between England and Australia. Out of 100 Test matches, 61 Tests have produced results, while 39 have ended in draws. England has played in all but one when Australia beat South Africa in July 1912 in the first triangular Test series. With the exception of Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, all other Test nations have enjoyed success at Lord's with Australia being the most successful visiting side winning 13 of 32, followed by West Indies (4 in 16), Pakistan 3 in 10, South Africa 3 in 13, and India and New Zealand a win each in 13 games apiece. England has 36 wins (and 24 losses) in its 99 appearances.
Umpires S Venkataragahavan and John Hampshire were officiating in their 39th and second Test match respectively.
Matthew Hoggard was making his Test debut for England. He became the 602nd player to represent England in Test cricket.
Dominic Cork was making a comeback into English side. His last Test was against Australia at Perth in November 1998.
The wicket of Wavell Hinds in the first innings was the 100th for Dominic Cork in his 28th Test. He became the 36th Englishman and 120th bowler in Test history to do so.
The wicket of Michael Vaughan in the first innings was the 150th for Curtly Ambrose against England in his 31st Test. He became the second bowler in Test cricket to do so after Australia's Dennis Lillee who took 167 wickets in 29 Tests.
Two innings were completed on the second day of the Test. This provided only the 15th such instance in Test history and ninth in England. India remains the only teams to suffer the ignominy of being twice bundled out in a day's play. The accompanying table lists all such instances:
Countries (Score) Venue Day Season
Aus(63) Eng (101) The Oval 1st 1882 Aus(122) Eng ( 77) The Oval 2nd 1882 Aus(60) Eng ( 62) Lord's 2nd 1888 SA (84) Eng (148) Port Elizabeth 2nd 1888-89 Aus(92 & 5-2) Eng (100) The Oval 1st 1890 Eng(75) Aus (123) Melbourne 1st 1894-95 Eng(185 & 0-1) SA ( 93) Port Elizabeth 1st 1895-96 Aus(112 & 48-5) Eng ( 61) Melbourne 1st 1901-02 Eng(76 & 25-0) SA (110) Leeds 1st 1907 SA (95) Eng (176) The Oval 1st 1912 SA (36 & 5-1) Aus (153) Melbourne 1st 1931-32 Aus(82 & 20-2) WI (105) Adelaide 1st 1951-52 Ind(58 & 82) Eng (292-7 to 347-9d)Manchester 3rd 1952 Eng(126 & 3-1) NZ (107) Birmingham 2nd 1999 Eng(134 & 0-0) WI ( 54) Lord's 2nd 2000
A total of 21 wickets fell on the second day of Test, 10th most in a day's play in Test cricket. The all-time record is 27 wickets in one day (Lord's 1888). The details:
27 2nd Eng (18-3 to 53 & 62) Aus (60) Lord's 1888 25 1st Aus (112 & 48-5) Eng (61) Melbourne 1901-02 24 2nd Eng (69-1 to 145 & 60-5)Aus (119) The Oval 1896 22 1st Aus (92 & 5-2) Eng (100) The Oval 1890 22 1st Aus (82 & 20-2) WI (102) Adelaide 1951-52 22 3rd Eng (292-7 to 347-9d) Ind (58 & 82) Manchester 1952 21 1st Eng (185 & 0-1) SA (93) Port Elizabeth 1895-96 21 3rd Aus (323-4 to 369) WI (107 & 67-5) Sydney 1930-31 21 2nd Eng (126 & 3-1) NZ (107) Birmingham 1999 21 2nd WI (267-9 to 267 & 54) Eng (134 & 0-0) Lord's 2000
West Indies' second innings total (54) is its third lowest in Test cricket and lowest ever against England. The previous lowest for West Indies against England was 89 at The Oval in 1957. The details :
Total Opponent Venue Season Result (for WI)
51 Australia Port-of-Spain 1998-99 lost by 312 runs 53 Pakistan Faisalabad 1986-87 lost by 186 runs 54 England Lord's 2000 lost by 2 wickets 76 Pakistan Dhaka 1958-59 lost by 41 runs 77 New Zealand Auckland 1955-56 lost by 190 runs 78 Australia Sydney 1951-52 lost by 202 runs 86 England The Oval 1957 lost by innings & 237 runs 89 England The Oval 1957 lost by innings & 237 runs 90 Australia Sydney 1930-31 lost by innings & 172 runs 91 England Birmingham 1963 lost by 217 runs 97 England Lord's 1933 lost by innings & 27 runs 97 New Zealand Hamilton 1999-00 lost by 9 wickets 99 Australia Melbourne 1930-31 lost by innings & 122 runs
Note : West Indies was bundled out for 89 and 86 at The Oval in 1957.
West Indies' second innings lasted for only 26.4 overs (i.e. 160 legitimate balls). It is the third shortest innings for West Indies in terms of balls faced. The accompanying table has the details :
Balls (Overs) Total Opponents Venue Season
115 (19.1) 51 Australia Port-of-Spain 1998-99 153 (25.3) 53 Pakistan Faisalabad 1986-87 160 (26.4) 54 England Lord's 2000 179 (29.5) 90 England The Oval 1933 183 (30.3) 90 Australia Sydney 1930-31 197 (24.5) 105 Australia Adelaide 1951-52 #
In West Indies' second innings only one batsman (Ridley Jacobs) reached double figures. This provided the 22nd such instance in Test cricket history and second for India. By an amazing piece of coincidence Ridley Jacobs had done so on the first occasion for West Indies when he made 19 out of West Indian total of 51 against Australia at Port-of-Spain in 1998-99. Jacobs became the first batsman to achieve this feat on two separate occasions.
The duck in the second innings was 24th for Curtly Ambrose. He now occupies joint second place along with New Zealander Danny Morrison among the batsmen with most ducks in a career. Now only fellow teammate Courtney Walsh, with 36 ducks from 119 Tests, is ahead of Ambrose.
Courtney Walsh (10-118) captured 10 wickets in a match for the third time in his career. His other ten wicket match hauls came against India at Kingston in 1988-89 (10 for 101) and against New Zealand at Wellington in 1994-95 (13 for 55). Walsh has now equalled Curtly Ambrose's tally of 10 wicket hauls. Now only Malcolm Marshall (4 in 81 Tests) is ahead of this duo.
At 37 years and 245 days Walsh became the second oldest West Indian to take 10 wickets in a match. The record, however, is on the name of Hophnie Johnson, who was 37 years 263 days old when he returned with match figures of 10 for 96 against England at Kingston in 1947-48 on debut.
Walsh became the ninth West Indian to take a ten wicket match haul against England on English soil.
Walsh has now taken 129 wickets in 33 Tests against England, which takes him past Malcolm Marshall's tally of 127 wickets (from 26 Tests). Only Curtly Ambrose has taken more wickets for West Indies against England 153 in 31 Tests.
The fourth innings total (191-8) is the highest for England in the fourth innings of a Test to win a Test against West Indies in England. The previous highest such total for England was 146 for five at The Oval in 1991.
The victory by two wickets was fourth for England and 14th in Test history by this margin. The details :
England beat Australia The Oval 1890 Australia beat England Sydney 1907-08 England beat South Africa Durban 1948-49 + Australia beat West Indies Melbourne 1960-61 India beat Australia Mumbai 1964-65 Australia beat India Perth 1977-78 West Indies beat England Nottingham 1980 New Zealand beat Pakistan Dunedin 1984-85 West Indies beat Pakistan Bridgetown 1987-88 Pakistan beat England Lord's 1992 Australia beat South Africa Port Elizabeth 1997-98 England beat South Africa Centurion 1999-00 # Sri Lanka beat Pakistan Rawalpindi 1999-00 England beat West Indies Lord's 2000
+ England won by a leg bye off the last possible ball.
and Hansie Cronje the second.
England won the Test after trailing by 133 runs on the first innings. This provided the 11th instance of England winning a Test despite being in arrear of 100 runs or more.
Arrear Won by Opponents Venue Season
261 runs 10 runs Australia Sydney 1894-95 # 227 runs 18 runs Australia Leeds 1981 # 171 runs 71 runs South Africa Lord's 1955 142 runs 93 runs Australia Sydney 1978-79 141 runs 1 wicket Australia The Oval 1902 133 runs 2 wickets West Indies Lord's 2000 122 runs 7 wickets West Indies Port-of-Spain 1967-68 118 runs 4 wickets New Zealand Christchurch 1996-97 117 runs 87 runs South Africa Cape Town 1927-28 106 runs 32 runs South Africa Johannesburg 1898-99 100 runs 7 wickets New Zealand Birmingham 1999
The win was fourth (in 14th Test) for Alec Stewart as England's skipper, while Jimmy Adams lost a Test for the first time in 7 matches as West Indian skipper.
Alec Stewart became only the third English skipper to win a Test against West Indies after winning the toss and putting the opponents into bat. Others to do so are Bob Wyatt at Bridgetown in 1954-55 (won by four wickets) and Mike Atherton at Port-of- Spain in 1997-98 (won by three wickets). Seven English skippers have put West Indies into bat after winning the toss on 11 occasions, winning three, losing seven and drawing one.