Ashes First Test: Scoreboard at lunch on Day 2 – Australia 229-9 v England (215)

NOTTINGHAM, England – The Scoreboard at lunch on the second day of the first Ashes Test between England and Australia at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, on Thursday.

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  • Australia 229-9 (A.Agar 69 not out, P.Hughes 63 not out, S.Smith 53, J.Anderson 5-70)
  • England 215 all out (J.Trott 48, P.Siddle 5-50)
  • Australia lead by 14 runs -229-9 at lunch
  • Partnership of 112 (Hughes 42, Agar 69)
  • Agar highest Test score by Australian No. 11
  • Day one: England 215; Australia 75-4
  • Live scorecard | Live SkySports Stream | Live BBC Sports Updates

Phil Hughes and 19-year-old Ashton Agar took Australia from a dismal position of 117 for 9 to 229 for 9 at lunch in reply to England’s 215 – for a 14 run lead.

Hughes and Agar partnership of 112 is now the highest 10th wicket stand by Aus in an Ashes Test since 1961, while the latter’s knock is the highest ever scored by an Australian No.11, eclipsing the previous 61 scored by former seamer Glenn McGrath.

Agar’s knock is also the first half century by a No. 11 on Test debut and he deservingly received a very warm applause at Trent Bridge.

McGrath still can’t believe what he is seeing.

“It’s very remarkable, about an hour ago it was looking very dismal for the Australians but this partnership has been absolutely extraordinary,” McGrath told BBC Test Match Special.

“I remember my first innings at number 11 for Australia – I lasted one ball. At the start of this match I thought I was presenting a first cap to a bowler – not a batting all-rounder!”

James Anderson has so far taken five for 70.

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