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Headingley's International Moments

Root creates history

Yorkshire’s and England batsman Joe Root hits a maiden Test century against New Zealand in May 2013 (104) and becomes the first Yorkshireman to score his maiden Test century at Headingley.

Power Pietersen

England’s Kevin Pietersen was in imperious form again hitting 149 against South Africa in 2012, England fought back to draw the match against the Proteas.

Strauss powers England to victory

Andrew Strauss scored 126 against Pakistan in England’s four wicket victory in the One Day International at Headingley.

Headingley hosts neutral Test

Headingley hosted its first Test Match not involving England in 2010, when Pakistan defeat Australia by three wickets. Umpire Rudi Koertzen is patted on the back by Ricky Ponting of Australia as he walks through a guard of honour to mark his final Test.

Australia win again

In August 2009, in the fourth Test of The Ashes series, Australia beat England in two and half days by an innings and 80 runs. Australia took twenty wickets with an attack without a spin bowler.