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Agar gets Tweet sympathies from Eng fans and Best's support

July 12, 2013 12:22 IST

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Australian No.11 debutant Ashton Agar, who hit a brilliant 98 to rescue his team on Thursday, received sympathy from Twitter users in the UK for failing to complete his maiden Test century.

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According to the Sydney Morning Herald, England fans began peppering their Tweets with ''gutted for Agar'', which was in total contrast to the Ashes rivalry, soon after the young Australian was removed for 98.

The previous highest individual Test score by a number 11 was Tino Best's 95 against England last year and the West Indies fast bowler was quick to praise Agar's performance.


Image: Ashton Agar of Australia acknowledges the crowd after being dismissed by Stuart Broad of England for 98 runs
Photographs: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

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"Must say we as number 11 batters in Agar and myself love this English bowling attack #SweetLikeSugarCane #agar #Ashes #tinobest," Best tweeted.

After Agar's name had been broadcast repeatedly all over the world, the young star described the scenario as a potentially life-changing experience, the report said.


Image: West Indies batsman Tino Best celebrates his half century during day four of the 3rd Investec Test match between England and West Indies at Edgbaston on June 10, 2012
Photographs: Stu Forster/Getty Images
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