Ashton Agar's world record innings of 98 batting at No 11 is now part of Ashes folklore.

Australia were dug out of a deep pit by the most unlikely of ‘batsmen’ when they were reeling on 117 for nine in response to England’s 215 in the first Test of The Ashes 2013.

As Agar eased into the crease, he began to play like a seasoned pro. He made proficient use of a consistent length of short-pitched bowling from the Englishmen, Steven Finn in particular. The cover-drives were Lara-esque and the pulls would have pleased Matthew Hayden. He even lofted Swann over either arm of the ‘V’ for a couple of maximums with the flair of a top-order batsman. But the one shot that made you want to worship him was the on-drive he hit with the raised back leg. You could watch it a million times over.