The Eleventh Batsman’s Highest Scores During An Innings In A Test Match

When it comes to batting average, the person who bats 11th on most teams is the one who has it the worst. The most prevalent kind of tailender is known as the No. 11 hitter. It is quite unusual for hitters in this category to rack up a significant number of runs. Let’s take a look at the highest scores that have ever been produced by the No. 11 hitter in an innings of a test match. Checkout Indian cricket team news to know the latest updates about the upcoming world cup.

Mushtaq Ahmed (1997)

South Africa went to Pakistan in order to compete in a three-match series there. In the opening game, Pakistan was the team to bat first. They were defeated by nine wickets when they were at 305. Mushtaq Ahmed was sent in to bat at position No. 11 and did so alongside Azhar Mahmood, who ultimately struck a century. In point of fact, Ahmed ended up having a fifty all to himself. The maximum number of runs scored in that innings was 59, which was done by Mushtaq Ahmed.

John Snow (1966)

In a series consisting of five games, England was the West Indies’ host nation. Going into the fifth and final test of the series, England was already down in the series by a score of 3-0, therefore they were simply playing for dignity. England batted first but ended up giving away 268 runs after bowling first. As a result of this, England’s score was brought up to 399-9. At that time in the game, the No. 10 hitter, Ken Higgs, and the No. 11 batsman, John Snow, combined for a 128-run partnership. During this time period, both players hit the milestone of 50 runs scored. After that, England emerged victorious by a margin of one innings and 34 runs. During this frame, John Snow had 59 runs scored against him and 0 outs.

Wasim Bari (1977)

Pakistan’s cricket team has returned from a trip to the West Indies, where they played five matches as part of a series. In the opening game, Pakistan was the team to bat first. At the end of Pakistan’s third innings, during which they lost nine wickets, the score was tied at 172 runs each between the two sides. In order to reach a score that was even somewhat acceptable, the tenth wicket stand required a miracle. At the bat, the combination of Wasim Raja and Wasim Bari scored 133 runs for their team, which came dangerously close to winning the match. West Indies just averted drawing level by claiming the last wicket. Wasim Bari had an inning with 60 runs and no outs.

Glenn McGrath (2004)

It was the first challenge that New Zealand faced during their time in Australia. New Zealand reached a total of 353 runs when they were given the opportunity to bat first. The majority of Australia’s 585 runs were scored during a tenth wicket partnership between Jason Gillespie and Glenn McGrath that was worth 114 runs. Australia’s total score during their innings was 585. Glenn McGrath amassed 61 runs throughout the course of one inning.

Bert Vogler (1906)

This was England’s fifth and final test match on their tour to South Africa. The score for England was 187 runs before they were knocked out. During South Africa’s turn to bat, the tenth wicket partnership of Percy Sherwell and Bert Vogler contributed 94 runs to the team’s total score of 333 runs. Bert Vogler had driven in 62 runs by the time this inning was up, and he was still on base.

Richard Collinge (1973)

This was the third test match that Pakistan played on their tour to New Zealand. Pakistan’s total after the first innings was 402. During their turn to bat, New Zealand scored 402 runs thanks in large part to the 151 runs that Brian Hastings and Richard Collinge contributed to a partnership for the tenth wicket. During this frame, Richard Collinge was not out yet still managed to score 68 runs.

Zaheer Khan (2004)

The fact that Sachin Tendulkar scored his highest test score (248 not out) in this match is what has contributed to the match’s notoriety. In this innings, the Indian No. 11 batsman who scored the highest score in the history of the position also did it, however most people are unaware of this fact. In the first innings of this Test match between India and Bangladesh, which was part of India’s visit to Bangladesh for a Test series, Bangladesh batted first. Following the fall of the ninth batsman, the Indian batting duo of Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan contributed to a partnership of 133 runs, with Khan providing the most important contributions. Zaheer Khan scored 75 runs across the innings, making him the team leader.

James Anderson (2014)

During their tour to England, India competed in a five-game series. In the first game, India batted first and amassed a total score of 457 runs. After a scoring binge by James Anderson, England’s score was brought down to 298-9 and they were forced to respond. The England batsmen’s last wicket partnership was worth 198 runs to their team. James Anderson drove in 81 runs during this inning of the game.

Tino Best (2012)

As part of their trip through England, the West Indies were competing in their third test match. The West Indies have elected to bat first, and their current score stands at 283-9. They finished up with a total of 426 runs as a consequence of the tenth-wicket partnership that Denesh Ramdin and Tino Best put together, which was worth 143 runs. Tino Best’s performance in this inning resulted in 95 runs scored.

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Ashton Agar (2013)

The Ashes series in 2013 started off with the first match being played in England. The Australian spinner Ashton Agar made his first ever appearance in a test match for his country. England had a total of 215 points after their first innings. On the other hand, Australia was taken aback when they saw the final score of 117-9. However, at this point, Australia seized the lead by 65 runs owing to an unlikely 163-run partnership scored by Phil Hughes and the rookie Agar. From this point on, Australia had the advantage. In this particular innings, Ashton Agar had a batting average of 98.

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