Consider this. On a day one pitch, Australia lost just one wicket, and two batsmen eased to their centuries. At the end of the day's play, the pitch at Lord's was heavily criticised, described by many cricket pundits as among those that kills interest in Test cricket.
Every time a Test match is played at Lord's, any game, leave alone the Ashes, the expectations from the match are always heightened. But, an encounter between Australia and England in the Ashes at Lord's is always considered among the ultimate battle in sports