Australia debutant Ashton Agar was delighted with his innings of 98 runs helping his team recover from a precarious situation stitching a record last-wicket partnership with Phil Hughes. Agar's score of 98 has broken Tino Best's record of the highest runs scored by a No 11 batsman in test cricket. Best had scored 95 against the same opposition.

After a superb innings Agar said, "I'm delighted with the performance. I'm not at all disappointed on missing the century."

"I was pretty relaxed going into bat," when asked about his mindset going into bat with nine wickets down.

Agar hoped that they can break the Alastair Cook-Kevin Pietersen partnership early on the third morning and take momentum in the first test.