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