Ashes hero Ashton Agar savours 'best day of my life'

Australia were in dire straits at 117 for nine in reply to England's first innings 215 when 19-year-old Western Australia left-arm spinner Agar, making his Test debut, walked out to bat.

updated: July 12, 2013 10:42 IST
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Nottingham: Australia's new teenage sensation Ashton Agar said he'd enjoyed the best day of his young life so far on Thursday after his record-breaking 98 turned the first Ashes Test against England upside down.

"It's been a great day, it's probably the best day so far in my life," said Agar after stumps on the second day at Trent Bridge. (Read Day 2 report)

And it certainly vindicated his decision to opt for cricket over Australian Rules football because he became tired of being "the little fat kid ... getting smashed around".

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