Aussie Rodgers runs riot for Middlesex

London: Australia opener Chris Rodgers led from the front with 180 as Middlesex piled on the runs against Nottinghamshire on Saturday.

Middlesex captain Rodgers and discarded England batsman Eoin Morgan (174 not out) took the visitors to 417 for five at stumps on the opening day of their First Division County Championship match at Trent Bridge.

The two left-handers put on 272, a Middlesex record stand against Nottinghamshire.

Australia paceman Peter Siddle, a Test team-mate of Rodgers, took two for 87 for Nottinghamshire.

Rodgers faced 220 balls, including 26 fours.

He eventually holed out off Andre Adams, the former New Zealand seamer.

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