Sydney: Chris Rogers' maiden Test century to give Australia the edge in the fourth Ashes match against England was hailed as a reward for years of perseverance, newspapers said Sunday. (Read Day 2 report)
At almost 36, Rogers became the second oldest Australian to score a maiden Test century when he took his team to within sight of a first-innings lead over England after Saturday's second day in Durham.
Australia were 222 for five at stumps, 16 runs behind England's first innings 238, with Rogers 101 not out after the tourists had been in trouble at 76 for four shortly after lunch. (Highlights)