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After debut embarrassment, Strauss hits a superb century

PUBLISHED: 12:38 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:51 07 September 2010

MIDDLESEX S Andrew Strauss celebrated his debut tour as England captain with a century in the three-day match against St Kitts & Nevis in the West Indies on Tuesday. Strauss atoned for his first innings duck when he raced to an unbeaten 116 on the last da

MIDDLESEX'S Andrew Strauss celebrated his debut tour as England captain with a century in the three-day match against St Kitts & Nevis in the West Indies on Tuesday.

Strauss atoned for his first innings duck when he raced to an unbeaten 116 on the last day of the Caribbean international and retired before lunch.

Strauss was forced to endure a horror start to his first tour since replacing Kevin Pietersen as captain after his resignation earlier this month.

Strauss was then forced to look on as Pietersen bagged 103 runs to help England to a formidable 424-8 off 91.5 overs, before the hosts were dismissed for 251 off 64.3 overs.

Strauss's Middlesex team-mate Owais Shah suffered contrasting fortunes. He top-scored with 125 not out in the first innings but was forced to miss the second innings because of blurred vision in his left eye.

Shah discovered his impaired vision was caused by a scratched cornea.


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