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Ashes 2013: Ashton Agar breaks record of highest score by No 11 on debut

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Ashton Agar was unbeaten on 69 when the teams took lunch on Day Two of the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge © Getty Images

Jul 11, 2013

Australia’s 19-year-old debutant Ashton Agar (69 not out) entered the record books as he made the highest score by a No 11 on Test debut against England on Day Two of the first Test at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

Agar has beaten the previous best of Warwick Armstrong (45 not out) against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in 1902.

A couple of overs before the teams took lunch, Agar also went past the highest score by an Australian No 11 in Test cricket. He surpassed Glenn McGrath‘s 61.

Agar walked in when Australia were reeling at 117 for nine. He and Phil Hughes added an unbeaten 112 runs for the last wicket to go in for lunch with a lead of 14 runs on Day Two.

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