8 Facts About Andrew Strauss

1. In the third test match at Perth, Andrew Strauss won the toss and chose to bowl first.

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2. In the accompanying ODI Series Andrew Strauss made 126 in the 2nd match of a 5 match series.

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3. In the second innings Andrew Strauss scored 75, sharing a 128-run partnership with debutant Jonathan Trott to set Australia a target of 546.

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4. On his domestic home ground, Andrew Strauss batted through the entire first day of the match for 161 runs, sharing an opening partnership of 196 with Alastair Cook.

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5. In late 2007, Andrew Strauss was not included in the Test squad for the tour of Sri Lanka, and Michael Vaughan was selected to take his position as opening batsman.

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6. In the final match, Andrew Strauss was called on to bowl a single over, conceding three runs.

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7. In late August 2011, Andrew Strauss hit his highest first-class score of 241 not out against Leicestershire, beating his previous best of 177.

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8. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Andrew Strauss moved to the UK at the age of six.

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