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English batsman - Paul Collingwood

india Updated: Dec 02, 2006 12:44 IST

Factbox on England batsman Paul Collingwood after he scored 206 in the second Ashes Test against Australia on Saturday.

Born: 26 May 1976

Right-hand batsman

Teams: Durham, England

Tests: 17*, 1,334 runs, 3 centuries

Debut: v Sri Lanka, Galle, 2003

Highest score: 206

Made England one-day team debut in 2001, but had to wait another two years to make his Test debut, where he batted for nearly three hours to force a draw against Sri Lanka in Galle.

Played in the final Ashes Test of 2005, sharing crucial 60-run partnership with Kevin Pietersen on the last day to force a draw and win the Ashes for England.

Completed his maiden Test hundred (134*) against India in Nagpur this year and topped the England averages with 272 runs at 68.

Scored his first Test hundred on home soil with 186 in the first Test against Pakistan at Lord's.

Made 96 in the first Ashes Test against Australia at Brisbane.

Became only the third Englishman to score a Test double-century in Australia with his 206 at Adelaide.

Shared a record fourth-wicket partnership of 310 with Pietersen in the same innings.