Rory Burns becomes only the 10th player to bat on all five days of a Test match

When Rory Burns took the field on Day 5 of the 1st Ashes Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Monday, with England looking to survive the final day after being set a target of 398 by Australia, he became just the 10th player to bat on all five days of a Test match.

India’s ML Jaisimha was the first player to came out to bat on all five days of a Test match in 1960 at the Eden Gardens against Australia.


Burns came out to bat on day one of the Test after Australia were bowled out for 284 in the first innings. He ended the day batting on 10 not out and went on to register his first Test ton and finished Day 2 at 125 not out. On day three, he could only add eight more runs to his overnight tally and got out for 133 as England were all out for 374 later in the day.

Australia’s reply of 487/7 dec. consumed the reminder of Day 3 and most of Day 4, before the declaration came. Burns walked out for his second dig and remained unbeaten on seven at close of play. On Day 5, the Surrey opener could only add four more runs to his overnight score before getting dismissed for 11 off a bouncer from Pat Cummins.


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