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Allan Border

Allan Border
Personal information
Full nameAllan Robert Border
Birth Date (Y-M-D)1955-7-27
Place of birthCremorne, New South Wales
Country of birthAustralia
NicknameAB, Captain Grumpy
Batting styleLeft-handed
Bowling styleSlow left arm orthodox
RoleCaptain, coach, administrator
Test Debut29 December 1978 v England
Last Test25 March 1994 v South Africa
ODI debut13 January 1979 v England
Last ODI8 April 1994 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Queensland1980 - 1996
Essex1986 - 1988
New South Wales1976 - 1980

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Allan Robert Border, AO (born 27 July 1955) is a former Australian cricketer. A batsman, Border was for many years the captain of the Australian team. His playing nickname was "A.B.". He played 156 Test matches in his career, a record until it was passed by fellow Australian Steve Waugh. Border still retains the world record for the number of consecutive Test appearances of 153 and the number of Tests as captain. He was primarily a left hand batsman but also achieved sporadic success as a part time left arm orthodox spinner. Border amassed 11,174 Test runs (a world record until it was passed by Brian Lara in 2005). He hit 27 centuries in his Test career. He retired as Australia's most capped player and leading run-scorer in both Tests and ODIs. His Australian record for Test Match runs stood for 15 years before Ricky Ponting overtook him during the Third Ashes Test against England in July 2009.

Border was one of the 55 inaugural inductees of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

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