Rogers says he `batted for career` on first day of Old Trafford Test

Updated: Aug 02, 2013, 12:40 PM IST

Sydney: Australian opener Chris Rogers has said that he was aware that if he did not perform well in the third Ashes Test, it could mean curtains for his international career.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Rogers and fellow opener Shane Watson put on 76 for the first wicket to prove there was sense to their sabbatical in London during the week while teammates played a tour match in Hove.

For the first time, Rogers set the pace smashing 14 boundaries, while Watson played with caution, the report said.

The opener said that his performances before had nothing that were worth writing about and he knew that if he had a bad Test, he would be under pressure, adding that he was not naive enough to think that if he did not score runs, he would still be in the side.