Rory Burns joins rare list of Test batsmen’s record

English opener Rory Burns on Monday has achieved a rare feat by becoming only the fourth English and tenth batsmen overall in the history to bat across five days in a Test match.

Rory Burns scores 133 in first innings. Photo: Getty Images

28-year old Burns came out to bat for the last two overs on Day one of the first Ashes Test in Birmingham. Then he remained not out on entire Day two.

In day three, he lost his wicket scoring 133. Once again Burns batted through the last seven overs of the fourth day and he got out for 11 on the final day of the match.

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Prior to Rory Burns, six other batsmen batted on all five days in a Test. They are ML Jaisimha (IND), Kim Hughes (AUS), Ravi Shastri (IND), AFG Griffith (WI), Alviro Peterson (SA) and Cheteshwar Pujara (IND).

Australia declared for 487/7 in the second innings, with a lead of 397 runs.

At present, the Ashes opener is tilted towards Australia as the home team are struggling to survive in their second innings.

They are now 85 for the loss of 4 wickets.

Player Innings Team Opponents Venue Year
ML Jaisimha20*, 74IndiaAustraliaKolkata1960
Geoff Boycott107, 80*EnglandAustraliaNottingham1977
Kim Hughes117, 84AustraliaEnglandLord’s1980
Allan Lamb23, 110EnglandWest IndiesLord’s1984
Ravi Shastri111, 7*IndiaEnglandKolkata1984
Adrian Griffith114, 18West IndiesNew ZealandHamilton1999
Andrew Flintoff70, 51EnglandIndiaMohali2006
Alviro Petersen156, 39South AfricaNew ZealandWellington2012
Cheteshwar Pujara52, 22IndiaSri LankaKolkata2017
Rory Burns133, 11EnglandAustraliaBirmingham2019


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