In his first Test innings for Australia, the 19-year old from Melbourne came in at number 11 with Australia reeling after five aggressive strikes from Anderson and Swann to whittle down the tourist’s batting line. After facing 100 deliveries, the debutante still stood at the crease, two runs short of a century before being dismissed by the son of Notts, Stuart Broad, to end Australia’s first innings at Trent Bridge. Ashton Agar left the pitch with his partner on the day Phil Hughes, together scoring a record breaking 163-run, 10th wicket partnership. Agar’s inclusion into the squad was met with raised brows and varied opinions, but his 98 on Day 2 at Trent Bridge helped put the Australians back in the fight for the first Ashes Test.
Although the lyrics to Twista’s “Overnight Celebrity” in no way reflects the knock he dug out on a blue-skied English day, the song’s name does however seems pretty fitting to the occasion. Here’s hoping Agar can continue to support and fight for his team, and his compatriots follow his and Hughes’ example.
Ricky Ponting scored a 169 not out against Notts CCC to draw their County Championship Division One match at the Oval.
Be lethal and unleash in white
Agar’s reaction after his dismissal.
My name is Zach. Beautiful sunset at the beach. A beautiful moment captured. Had to take this picture.
MOTHER OF GOD