This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
On Day 2 of the opening Ashes Test clash, the Australian teenage debutant Ashton Agar make the highest score by a No. 11 batsman in a record last-wicket stand ended with England reaching 80 for 2 for a lead of 15 runs in their second innings by stumps.
England captain Alastair Cook was unbeaten at 37 and Kevin Pietersen n on 35 not out at stumps on Thursday in a painstakingly slow stand of 69 off 213 balls at Trent Bridge. Earlier in the day, Agar hit 98 to break the previous mark by a No. 11 of 95 by Tino Best for West Indies against England last year and turn the game in Australia’s favor.
The partnership of 163 runs coordinated with Phillip Hughes (81 not out) as Australia recovered from 117-9 to 280 all out for a first-innings lead of 65. It was a staggering turnaround for the tourists, who were crumbling at 117-9 following James Anderson’s five-wicket haul during the morning session.
England’s second innings started disastrously. Joe Root get caught behind by Haddin down the leg side of Starc. Starc’s next ball hit Trott plum in front and was given out on referral. In evening session, the game finally settled into the calm rhythm of a traditional Test. England took the lead to leave the Test perfectly balanced at stumps.
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