Agar, Hughes break last wicket partnership record in Tests

19-year-old debutant Ashton Agar and Phillip Hughes broke the last wicket partnership Test record during Australia's first innings of the first Test of Ashes 2013.

Agar came on after James Pattinson was LBW by Graeme Swann, with the scoreboard reading 119-7. The two batsmen then put on 163 runs in 31.1 overs at a healthy run-rate of 5.22.

 Agar, Hughes break last wicket partnership record in Tests

The two batsmen then put on 163 runs in 31.1 overs at a healthy run-rate of 5.22. Getty Images

Agar was the last man out, missing out on a century by just two runs and Hughes contributed 60 runs to the partnership. Agar's innings also broke the record for the highest innings by a No 11 batsmen, bettering Tino Best's 95.

The youngster, whose debut caused quite a stir yesterday, took just 101 balls to score 98 — consisting of 12 fours and a couple of sixes.

Here's a look at the highes last wicket partnerships in Test history:

163: Phillip Hughes and Ashton Agar, Australia vs. England, Nottingham, 2013

151: Brian Hastings and Richard Collinge, New Zealand vs. Pakistan, Auckland, 1973

151: Azhar Mahmood and Mushtaq Ahmed, Pakistan vs. South Africa, Rawalpindi, 1997

143: Denesh Ramdin and Tino Best, West Indies vs. England, Birmingham, 2012

133: Wasim Raja and Wasim Bari, Pakistan vs. West Indies, Bridgetown, 1977

133: Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan, India vs. Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2004

Updated Date: Jul 11, 2013 22:08:41 IST