While England’s chances of winning the current Ashes series look increasingly bleak, one of their players achieved a landmark in becoming the first to make 100 not-out innings in Tests. Who else but the Burnley Lara?
Here we see the list of those players who have made the most not-out innings in Tests:
(This does not include the Aus vs ICC XI Test of 2005, which makes a minor difference to the figures for some players such as Muraltharan and Kallis.)
Anderson is followed by CA Walsh (61) and several others in the 50s. The best for India is 47 by I Sharma
While Anderson has usually batted at No 11, he has an 81 and over 1200 runs. The first 6 in this list are tailenders, while the first regular batsman is S Chanderpaul followed by SR Waugh and AR Border with other tailenders intervening.
This is a true test of longevity for Anderson. And Lancashire players were known for their tenacity.