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Dravid's name on Lord's honours board

Last updated on: July 27, 2011 20:24 IST

Dravid finally has his name on the honour's board

Rahul Dravid's name was included on the honour's board at Lord's on Tuesday.

His classic century ensured England batted a second time in the first Test, which India lost by 196 runs.

With the top Indian batsmen -- Sachin Tendulkar included -- failing to score runs on a classic Lord's wicket, it was 'The Wall' who helped India avoid the follow-on.

His 103 not out highlighted the patience and resilience that has come to mark his illustrious career. The elegant, 220-ball knock had 15 hits to the fence.

Fifteen years ago, on his debut Test, Dravid had fallen five short of a century at Lord's. He made up this time, perhaps the last time the hallowed venue will see the great man in a Test.

It was Dravid's 33rd Test hundred, his seventh against England, the most he has scored against any nation.

Image: Rahul Dravid's name on the board