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Waugh received the first of many man-of-the-match awards in the second Test, played, as always, at Lord’s. Here England won the toss and clawed their way to 286, Merv Hughes (4 for 71) doing most of the damage, well supported by Alderman (3 for 60). England’s bowlers were hammered again and Waugh went in late on the second day with Australia 4 for 221. He stayed for most of a bright, sunny third day, finishing not out 152 in a total of 528, which included a 130-run partnership with Geoff Lawson (74) for the 9th wicket.
In private, he said it was like having King Kong on his back. Waugh had good experience in England, having played for Essex and Somerset and been voted one of Wisden’s five Cricketers of the Year for his performances for Somerset in 1988. However, his form coming into the 1989 Ashes series was not encouraging, with only a couple of half centuries in the county games and scores of 35, 43 and 35 again in the Texaco Trophy one-day series. Honours had been even in the one-dayers, with a win each and a tied game, and England, following their dominance in the two 49 One Who Will - Pages 50 22/4/05 12:10 PM Page 50 ‘One Who Will’ previous Ashes series, were firm favourites in the press.
The Pakistani experience has hardened me. At the start of the season I was itching to prove my detractors wrong . . I was just so determined. ’ Pakistan joined the West Indies and Australia for the triangular series. Away from home, Pakistan were outclassed but, against the odds, the Australians gave as good as they got against the West Indies. One Who Will - Pages 22/4/05 12:10 PM Page 45 The search for Steve Waugh 45 The first game of the series was against Pakistan in Adelaide and was Mark Waugh’s first one-day international.