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Allan Border

Test Cricketer Allan Border

Full Name: Allan Robert Border
Profession: Test Cricketer

Nationality:
Australia
Australian

Why Famous: Allan Border is a former outstanding left-hand opening batsman and long-term captain of the Australian cricket team.

In a stellar career he played 156 Tests (a record 93 as captain), scoring 11,174 runs with a batting average of 50.56. He scored 27 Test centuries and 63 fifties with a top score in Test cricket of 205.

Border was just the second man in Test history to score 10,000 runs and in 1993 he passed Sunil Gavaskar's 10,122 runs to become the then highest scorer in Test history.

Following retirement as a player Border served as an Australian selector and he now works in television commentary for Fox Sports Australia.

Border was one of the 55 inaugural inductees of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame and the Allan Border Medal is awarded to Australia's best player throughout the previous year.

Born: July 27, 1955
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Age: 66 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Leo

Historical Events

  • 1977-01-30 Allan Border scores 36 in his 1st-class innings (NSW v Qld)
  • 1979-02-10 Allan Border is named 12th man for Australia, only Test Cricket he misses
  • 1980-03-23 Australian cricketer Allan Border becomes the first and only batsman to reach 150 in each innings of a test, in the 3rd test vs Pakistan in Lahore
  • 1984-12-07 Allan Border's 1st Test Cricket match as captain (v WI Adelaide)
  • 1985-05-25 Allan Border scores 4th successive 1st class 100 (v Derbyshire)
  • 1986-10-19 Allan Border scores the 1,000,000th run in all test cricket (v India, Bombay)
  • 1987-12-14 Allan Border scores 205 v NZ to become Australia's top rungetter
  • 1989-01-26 Allan Border takes 7-46 against the West Indies at the SCG
  • 1991-03-25 Allan Border takes 5-68 v WI at Bourda (!), Georgetown
  • 1993-02-26 Allan Border beats Gavaskar's record for most Test Cricket runs 10,123
  • 1994-03-29 Last day of Test cricket for Allan Border
  • 1996-03-26 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Allan Border (Qld v Vic)

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