Ashes 2013: Ashton Agar breaks world record for highest score by No 11 batsman

Ashton Agar scored 98 runs on debut for Australia in the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge © Getty Images

Nottingham: Jul 11, 2013

Ashton Agar broke the world record for the highest score by a No 11 batsman in Test history. The Australian scored 98 runs in 101 balls. Agar, who made his debut on Wednesday in the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham against England, broke the previous world record set by Tino Best of West Indies, who scored 95 against England at Edgbaston in 2012.

Agar came into bat on Thursday when Australia‘s score read 117 for nine. The left-handed joined Phil Hughes, who at the time was on 21. The duo also broke the world record for the highest 10th wicket partnership. The partnership was worth 163 runs. Australia were bowled out for 280 in their first innings on Day 2 of the first Test on Thursday. Hughes was unbeaten on 81 off 131 balls as the innings ended.

Australia were at 75 for four when play began on Day 2 of the Test on Thursday. England were bowled out for 215 on Day 1 after Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to bat first. Australia have a lead of 65 runs. As he approached his century, he mistimed a pull shot off a Stuart Broad delivery to Graeme Swann at deep midwicket.