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.
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.
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.
|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|