Ashes Test: Chris Rogers falls short yet again

AUSTRALIAN opener Chris Rogers has become just the fifth member of one of cricket's smallest clubs - batsmen to score seven consecutive Test 50s.

Prior to the first Ashes Test under way in Cardiff, the club was made up of Everton Weekes, Andy Flower, Shiv Chanderpaul and Kumar Sangakkara.

But after Rogers (pictured) was caught behind off promising England quick Mark Wood for 95, he not only joined the illustrious group, he became the only member not to have converted any of the 50s into centuries.

Still, the knock proved crucial as none of the other top-order Aussie batsmen converted their starts on day two. Fellow opener David Warner was dismissed for 17, world No.1 Steve Smith for 33, skipper Michael Clarke for 38 and Adam Voges for 31.

That helped Australia reach 5-264 at stumps - 166 runs behind England's first innings of 430.

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