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Ashes: Aussie spinner Ashton Agar makes history, scores highest 98 runs by a Test No 11 on debut

Nottingham, July 11 :  Australia's Ashton Agar made a dream debut by posting highest score by a number eleven batsman, 98 off 101 balls, in the first Ashes Test against England here Thursday.The 19-year-old surpassed

IANS [ Updated: July 11, 2013 21:41 IST ]
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ashes aussie spinner ashton agar makes history scores highest 98 runs by a test no 11 on debut

Nottingham, July 11 :  Australia's Ashton Agar made a dream debut by posting highest score by a number eleven batsman, 98 off 101 balls, in the first Ashes Test against England here Thursday.




The 19-year-old surpassed West Indian Tino Best's 95 for the remarkable feat coming on day two of the match. In response to England's first innings score of 215, Australia ended with 280 taking a crucial lead of 65 runs.

Agar shared a 163-run partnership with Phil Hughes (81 not out) to bail out of trouble Australia, who at one stage were 117 for nine.

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