James Anderson hits the highest no.11 score for England
James Anderson's 81 is now the highest score by an English batsman playing at number 11.
James Anderson prepares to reverse sweep on Day 4 against India © Getty Images
Jul 12, 2014
Pacer James Anderson hit 81 runs from 130 balls against India, surpassing former bowler John Snow‘s unbeaten score of 59 to become the highest scorer in an innings at the number 11 position for England. The rearguard knock, which contained a record 17 fours, is currently the third-highest score in test cricket for that batting position. The Lancashire lad came to the crease at a time when England were looking to concede a major deficit to India. The duo of Anderson and Joe Root went on to add198 runs for the final wicket, breaking the 163-run record previously held by Ashton Agar and Phillip Hughes, interestingly at the same venue last year.
Following are the list of highest scores in an innings by a number 11 batsman in international test cricket:
||Jul 10, 2013
||Jun 07, 2012
||Jul 12, 2014
||Dec 10, 2004
||Feb 16, 1973
||Mar 30, 1906
||Nov 18, 2004
||Feb 18, 1977
||Aug 18, 1966