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Debutant Agar`s 98 highest by Test No.11

Nottingham: 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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