Thursday 11 July 2013 

Video - Agar On Record-Breaking Innings

19-year-old Australian Ashes debutant Ashton Agar discusses his record-breaking innings of 98 on day two of the first Test against England at Trent Bridge.

His effort was the highest score by a number 11 and took Australia from a position of 117 for nine replying to 215 into a first-innings lead.

He revealed that he had been encouraged by coach Darren Lehmann to play his natural attacking game despite the match situation.

"Darren Lehmann's told me to bat the way I know how to bat and he's told the whole team to bat in their own natural styles, that's the way I like to bat so that's what I try to do, take the game on," he said.

He also paid tribute to Phil Hughes, who made 81 not out at the other end as the two shared a stand worth 163 for the 10th wicket.

"I was lucky to have a really good partner at the other end. Phil Hughes is a seriously good player, and he really helped me through it."

VIdeo courtesy of SNTV

© Cricket World 2013

 
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