NOTTINGHAM (England): Australia’s Ashton Agar played an extraordinary innings of 98 on his Test debut against England on Thursday, the highest ever score by a number 11 in a Test match.
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The 19-year-old Agar came to the crease with Australia on 117 for nine and shared a Test record last-wicket partnership of 163 with Phil Hughes.
Agar fell two runs short of his century when he was caught by Graeme Swann off Stuart Broad at deep mid-wicket.
The previous highest individual Test score by a number 11 was West Indian Tino Best’s 95 against England last year.
Left-arm spinner Agar had only played 10 first-class matches before being named in the Australia side for the first Ashes Test.