Boxing Day Test century on Rogers’ Christmas wishlist

"A hundred in a Boxing Day Test, as it was last year, would be as good as it gets"

“A hundred in a Boxing Day Test, as it was last year, would be as good as it gets”

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Australia opener Chris Rogers has revealed that scoring a century during the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne is on his Christmas wishlist.

Rogers achieved the feat during last year’s Boxing Day Test when he scored 116 against England in Melbourne.

“To go out and play in a second Boxing Day Test, that’s something you dream of and can’t take away,” Rogers said. “Hopefully, I can get a score because I do like playing here. A hundred in a Boxing Day Test, as it was last year, would be as good as it gets.”

Speaking about his quickfire 55 against India during the second Test in Brisbane, Rogers stated that he wanted to chase down the target of 128 as quickly as possible since small totals can prove to be very tricky at times.

“Those short chases are always a little bit tricky and I think you’ve got to try and get them done quickly,” he said. “So once the opportunity was there to play a few shots I took it and it fortunately came off. Despite the wobble at the end I always thought we were going to get home.

“Sometimes for an opener (the fourth innings) is the best time (to bat).┬áThe new ball tends to do more at the beginning of the game and then it settles down. I think also it helps when I have a target in mind. I know exactly what I need to do and I can kind of tailor the way I play to what needs to happen.”

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