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On this day: This Australian tailender makes history

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Last updated on: July 11, 2020 14:56 IST
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Australia’s Ashton Agar registered the highest score for a number eleven batsman in Test cricket.

Ashton Agar celebrates after reaching his half-century against England on Day 2 of the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge on July 11, 2013

IMAGE: Ashton Agar celebrates after reaching his half-century against England on Day 2 of the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge on July 11, 2013. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

It was on July 11, 2013, when Australia's all-rounder Ashton Agar registered the highest Test score for a number eleven batsman.

Coming into bat at number eleven against England during the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge, Agar registered a score of 98 runs.

 

He achieved the feat on day two of the first Test and as a result, he shattered the record of Tino Best, who had scored 95 against England.

England had scored 215 runs against Australia and the visitors were struggling at 117/9 when Agar came to the crease.

He along with Phil Hughes steadied the innings for Australia and formed a 163-run stand.

Agar played a knock of 98 runs, studded with 12 fours and 2 sixes. He was dismissed by Stuart Broad in the 65th over of the Australian innings.

However, his innings was not enough to salvage the Aussies who lost to England by 14 runs in the first Test.

Agar has played just four Tests for Australia, managing to score 195 runs. He has also taken four wickets in the format.

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