The retirements of Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey gave a new lease of life to Australian opener Chris Rogers. Rogers returned to the Test side after a gap of 6 years. His first Test was against India in 2008, where he replaced an injured Matthew Hayden but was able to manage 4 and 15. Nonetheless, his second homecoming was much more productive. In the 2013 Ashes, Rogers became the second oldest Australian to score a maiden Test ton when he notched up the landmark at Chester-le-Street during the 2013 Ashes.