Ashes: Ashton Agar 'super-happy' with record-breaking 98

While Ashton Agar credited a good partner for his knock, mother Sonia says her son has always been a level-headed man.

updated: July 12, 2013 01:09 IST
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Nottingham: The only indication that Ashton Agar was a tailender, as he walked off Trent Bridge on Thursday having been dismissed for a world-record 98 for a No. 11 batsman, was the fact he was able to smile about falling two runs short of a century.

"It was a dream to make a test match hundred," Agar admitted. "But I didn't really dream I'd make 98 so I'm very happy." (Also see: Ashton Agar - a photo feature)

Australia was 117-9 on day two of the first test, still 98 runs behind England when the 19-year-old debutant Agar joined Phillip Hughes at the wicket.

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