England vs Australia, 1st Test: Rory Burns joins unique list of batsmen to have batted all 5 days of a Test match
Burns is the fourth English player to join the list. Apart from him, the other England players to do so are Geoffrey Boycott, Allan Lamb and Andrew Flintoff.Updated: Aug 05, 2019 16:52 IST
England opener Rory Burns on Monday joined an elite list of players as he became just the 10th player to bat on all five days of a Test match during the Ashes opener at Edgbaston on Monday.The right-handed batsman came on to bat in the final few overs of the first day, and then went on to bat till Day 3, as he scored his maiden ton.
On Day 4, the 28-year-old returned once again in the final few overs to bat, and survived the final onslaught. Burns then stepped on to the field on Monday to join the list of players who have created the unique record.
Burns is the fourth English player to join the list. Apart from him, the other England players to do so are Geoffrey Boycott, Allan Lamb and Andrew Flintoff.
- ML Jaisimha 20* 74 India v Australia Kolkata 1960
- Geoff Boycott 107 80* England v Australia Nottingham 1977
- Kim Hughes 117 84 Australia v England Lord’s 1980
- Allan Lamb 23 110 England v West Indies Lord’s 1984
- Ravi Shastri 111 7* India v England Kolkata 1984
- Adrian Griffith 114 18 West Indies v New Zealand Hamilton 1999
- Andrew Flintoff 70 51 England v India Mohali 2006
- Alviro Petersen 156 39 South Africa v New Zealand Wellington 2012
- Cheteshwar Pujara 52 22 India v Sri Lanka Kolkata 2017
- Rory Burns 133 11 England v Australia Birmingham 2019
Burns was dismissed early on Monday for 11 as he was caught by Nathan Lyon in Pat Cummins’ delivery. The hosts have been set a mammoth total of 398 run to chase after Steve Smith and Matthew Wade scored tons each in the second innings.
Australia declared for 487/7 in the second innings, with a lead of 397 runs. The match is currently titled towards in Australia’s favour with the visitors eight wickets away from pulling off a comeback win.
(With inputs from AFP)