21 Facts About Allan Border

1. In 2009 Allan Border was inducted into the Queensland Sport Hall of Fame.

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2. Allan Border was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1990, was named Queenslander of the Year in 1994, and received an Australian Sports Medal in 2000.

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3. Allan Border became a Member of the Order of Australia in 1986, and an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 1989.

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4. Allan Border wrote an autobiography entitled Beyond Ten Thousand: My Life Story, published in 1993.

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5. Allan Border served as an Australian selector from 1998 until his resignation from the panel in 2005.

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6. Allan Border was one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1982.

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7. Allan Border ended his career by leading the first Australian team to play a Test series against South Africa after their return to international cricket.

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8. Allan Border scored 105 in the Third Test on his home ground at Brisbane.

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9. In 1993, Allan Border became the first player since Joe Darling to lead Australia in England on three Ashes tours.

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10. Allan Border sprang to his feet and hurled his ball into the floor.

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11. Allan Border was named the 1989 Australian of the Year for his part in helping Australia regain the Ashes.

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12. Allan Border had consciously fashioned a more aggressive approach to the captaincy.

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13. Allan Border hit 205 in the drawn Second Test at Adelaide, his highest Test score which took him past Greg Chappell as Australia's highest run-scorer.

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14. Allan Border finished unbeaten on 98 in a total of 255.

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15. In 1981, Allan Border made his first Ashes tour and scored a half-century in each of the first two Tests.

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16. Allan Border resigned from his job as a clerk in the film library of BHP to spend the 1977 English season playing for Downend in the Gloucestershire Western League.

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17. Allan Border attended North Sydney Boys High School, and earned his leaving certificate in 1972.

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18. In 2016, Allan Border was a recipient of the Queensland Greats Awards.

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

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20. Allan Border retired as Australia's most capped player and leading run-scorer in both Tests and ODIs.

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21. Allan Border played 156 Test matches in his career, a record until it was passed by fellow Australian Steve Waugh.

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