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 Jaisimha 20*, 74 India Australia Kolkata 1960
Geoff Boycott 107, 80* England Australia Nottingham 1977
Kim Hughes 117, 84 Australia England Lord’s 1980
Allan Lamb 23, 110 England West Indies Lord’s 1984
Ravi Shastri 111, 7* India England Kolkata 1984
Adrian Griffith 114, 18 West Indies New Zealand Hamilton 1999
Andrew Flintoff 70, 51 England India Mohali 2006
Alviro Petersen 156, 39 South Africa New Zealand Wellington 2012
Cheteshwar Pujara 52, 22 India Sri Lanka Kolkata 2017
Rory Burns 133, 11 England Australia Birmingham 2019


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