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Jul 26, 2013

England opener Joe Root became England youngest Ashes centurion at Lord's

The 22 years and 202 days, Root became England's youngest Ashes centurion at Lord's as the Yorkshire batsman record his second ton in just his eighth Test and the root's heroics present the groundwork for England to push Australia closer to a second straight defeat, with the hosts down only two wickets to close on 333 for five a lead of 566 with two days to play.

It was still sweeter for Root as his younger brother Billy, a part of the ground staff of Marylebone Cricket Club which owns Lord's, gives out as England's 12th man and drinks carrier for much of the day.

The England's star player was subjected to some high-quality natured crack from Billy during every drinks break and he has been abuse me all day take drinks out, so he really had to be good to me when I got the century, Root said.

Jul 18, 2013

Highest by a Number 11 against England in Tests

Player Runs Innings Venue Start Date
Ashton Agar 98 2 Nottingham 10 Jul 2013
Tino Best 95 1 Birmingham 7 Jun 2012
Bert Vogler 62* 2 Cape Town 30 Mar 1906
Frederick Spofforth 50 1 Melbourne 21 Mar 1885
Arthur Mailey 46* 3 Sydney 19 Dec 1924
Warwick Armstrong 45* 3 Melbourne 1 Jan 1902
Graeme Labrooy 42 1 Lord's 25 Aug 1988
Sydney Callaway 41 1 Adelaide 11 Jan 1895
Muttiah Muralitharan 38 1 Galle 2 Dec 2003

Jul 15, 2013

19-year-old debutant Ashton Agar to Create Test History

At the same time as many were surprised with the addition of Ashton Agar 19-year-old right his choice not with the ball, but with the bat as he broke quite a lot of records batting at the number 11 position to lift Australia to a respectable total on Day 2 of the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

19-year-old debutant Ashton Agar walking in to bat with Australia reeling at 117/9, Agar was peaceful unlike the others before him, as he scored a marvelous 98 to register the highest individual score, batting at number 11 and he had smashed 98, the highest by a number 11 batsman on debut and new a record 163 with Phil Hughes for the last wicket.

Player Runs Inns Against Ground Start Date
Ashton Agar 98 2 England Nottingham 10 Jul 2013
Tino Best 95 1 England Birmingham 7 Jun 2012
Zaheer Khan 75 2 Bangladesh Dhaka 10 Dec 2004
Richard Collinge 68* 2 Pakistan Auckland 16 Feb 1973
Bert Vogler 62* 2 England Cape Town 30 Mar 1906
Glenn McGrath 61 2 New Zealand Brisbane 18 Nov 2004
Wasim Bari 60* 3 West Indies Bridgetown 18 Feb 1977
John Snow 59* 2 West Indies The Oval 18 Aug 1966
Mushtaq Ahmed 59 1 South Africa Rawalpindi 6 Oct 1997

Jul 8, 2013

India tour of South Africa 2013-2014

Date Match Details Time
(IST)
Place
Dec 18 Wed South Africa v India, 1st Test14:00Johannesburg
Dec 26 ThuSouth Africa v India, 2nd test14:00Durban