Rogers stars in record-breaking Middlesex win

01 May 2014

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Chris Rogers scored an unbeaten 241 to guide his Middlesex to a record-breaking victory at Lord’s in the English County Championship on Wednesday.

After being bowled out for just 123 in their first innings, Yorkshire set Middlesex an improbable 472 for victory.

Rogers played a remarkable innings, leading his side to their biggest t run-chase in Middlesex’s history. It took just 290 balls for the Australian to reach 241 runs, hitting 37 boundaries in what was his 67th first-class hundred and his 10th double-hundred.
The incumbent Australian test opener rated the innings as the finest of his career.

"I didn't give us any chance," Rogers said. "I just wanted us to go and play without fear. I was so disappointed with the way we batted in the first innings.

"So to play an innings like, be not out and win chasing 470 that's the kind of thing you dream about as a cricketer. It was almost a perfect run chase. Yes, I think it was [my best innings].”