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10 batsmen who batted on all five days of a Cricket Test match

  • In 142 years of Test cricket (in year 2020), there have been only 10 batsmen who have batted on all five days of the same Test match across two innings
  • Out of these 10 batsmen, 4 are from England, 3 from India and one each from Australia, South Africa & West Indies
  • M L Jaisimha was the first batsman ever to achieve this feat, in test match starting 23 Jan 1960 against Australia in Kolkata; interestingly he scored only 20* and 74 runs, in an effort to save the match
  • Geoffrey Boycott became the second batsman in the history of Test cricket to bat all five days while making a comeback to the English team after a period of three years of self-imposed exile
  • Kim Hughes of Australia reciprocated the effort against England in 1980; in that match he not only batted for 5 days, but became the first and only batsman to hit a six on all days of a test match
  • Allan Lamb of England & Ravi Shastri of India achieved a similar feat in the same year, 1984
  • Other batsmen to achieve this feat: Adrian Griffith, West Indies (1999), Andrew Flintoff, England (2006), Alviro Petersen, South Africa (2012), Cheteshwar Pujara, India (2017) & Roy Burns, England (2019)
  • Source: Espncricinfo

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