England Test opener Rory Burns claimed all the accolades for his fighting century on day two of the ongoing Ashes game at Edgbaston. Despite having an unorthodox technique which is often deemed aesthetically displeasing, Burns managed to rely on his strengths and conjured a magnificent hundred.
Boasting tremendous levels of patience required for enduring the toil of Test cricket, Burns will now become the second batsman in Ashes history to bat on all five days of a match. Burns saw out two overs on the opening day and then batted all the three sessions on the following day. On the third and fourth day, he also got a chance to bat.
The 28-year-old joins Geoffrey Boycott in achieving this unique record. This is certainly a testament to Burns’ temperament to surviving the labor of Tests.