Sometimes when your top order batsmen fail to catch up, the lower order will help. And when then No.11 Batsman does looks funny but the use behind it is not able to define.
Here are the Top No.11 scores in Test Cricket:
1.Ashton Agar (98):
Nothing will be better batting on debut at No.11 and score the world record score. Agar did the same scoring a fairy tale 98 felling short of a century after putting on then’s record breaking stand for 10th wicket with Phil Huges of 168.
2.Tino Best (95):
One of the dangerous bowler known for his pace, Best did a more than a handy job with the bat scoring almost a run a ball ton but fell 5 run short of it. His dismissal also brought end to a record stand for 10th wicket.
3.James Anderson (81):
Another fighting by No.11 after been inspired by a big 10th wicket stand between Bhuvi and Shami earlier in the game as he scored a brilliant 81 putting a record breaking stand of 198 along with Joe Root making the Indian bowlers tired playing more than 50 overs.
4.Zaheer Khan (75):
It was the record for a No.11 when he scored 75 at that position in 2004 which took 8 yeard to be broken. Been involved in India’s highest stand for final wicket along with Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer took the part of attacking score most runs in thier 133 stand.
5.Richard Collinge (68*):
Collinge broke record of highest score by a No.11 batsman with 68* after 66 years which was broken after 29 years. He was involved in 151 run stand for the final wicket along with Hastings which in the end was a useful one for the team’s victory.
List of Top 10 Scores by a No.11 Batsman:
|AC Agar (Aus)||98||101||12||2||v England||Nottingham||10 Jul 2013|
|TL Best (WI)||95||112||14||1||v England||Birmingham||7 Jun 2012|
|JM Anderson (Eng)||81||130||17||0||v India||Nottingham||9 Jul 2014|
|Z Khan (India)||75||115||10||2||v Bangladesh||Dhaka||10 Dec 2004|
|RO Collinge (NZ)||68*||–||6||1||v Pakistan||Auckland||16 Feb 1973|
|AEE Vogler (SA)||62*||–||5||3||v England||Cape Town||30 Mar 1906|
|GD McGrath (Aus)||61||92||5||1||v New Zealand||Brisbane||18 Nov 2004|
|Wasim Bari (Pak)||60*||–||10||0||v West Indies||Bridgetown||18 Feb 1977|
|JA Snow (Eng)||59*||146||8||0||v West Indies||The Oval||18 Aug 1966|
|Mushtaq Ahmed (Pak)||59||106||4||4||v South Africa||Rawalpindi||6 Oct 1997|