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Allan Robert Border
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Australian Test cricket captain born in Sydney in 1955.

Batsman Border played for both state sides of New South Wales and Queensland.

Allan made his Test debut in 1978-79 in the series against England.

He came of age in 1980 when he hit 150 not out and 153 against Pakistan and was made Test captain in 1984. On his retirement he was the captain of most Test teams followed by Bob Simpson who captained Australia in 39 Tests.

In 1987, on the 14th December, he passed Greg Chappell as Australia's most prolific Test batsman when he scored a double century in the second Test against New Zealand in Adelaide and reached a total of 7,343 runs over 94 Tests. His stats after the 1991-92 series against India were 9,532 runs at average 52.37 in 130 Tests and 37 wickets taken.

He was named 1989 Australian of the Year.

Allan was appointed AO in 1989 and is currently a Test selector.

There is a cricket oval named for him in Mosman, Sydney.


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