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Where: Chester-le-Street, Durham
When: 11.00 (BST)
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Cometh the hour, cometh the man.
No matter what the outcome is of the fourth Ashes Test match between England and Australia, the game will always be remembered as the one where Chris Rogers finally earned his place at the top of the game.
Long having been a player of some repute at first-class level, with his record of 20,038 runs speaking for itself, he has never made an innings that showed he truly belonged at the pinnacle of the sport.
Rogers was the rock around which the rest of the Australian innings was built, as he finished on a well-earned 101 not out at the end of day two at Chester-le-Street at Durham.
It was not a chanceless innings, with England dropping catches and the touring side getting lucky with referrals decisions.
All that matters is that Australia are just 16 runs behind England’s first innings total on a pitch that is revealing more tricks and threats as the match progresses.
Rogers and Shane Watson, who made 68 personally in a partnership of 129 with Rogers for the fifth wicket, batted through much of day two to see Australia reach 222-5 before bad light brought an early end to play.
England bowled better than the one wicket for the day suggested, with Stuart Broad the most dangerous of the Three Lions’ attack.
The right-arm quick got his length right for much of the day, as he pitched the ball up and allowed the late and sudden movement off the pitch and through the air to put doubt into the batsman’s minds.
Broad finished with figures of 4-48 off 20, and he will need to take at least another two wickets on day three to get his side back into the contest.