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World record for Tino Best

11th June 2012 11:09, in Cricket News

Tino Best produced a world record innings by a Test No. 11 on his return to the West Indies Test side, a fantastical affair that shattered England's faint chances of winning the current Edgbaston Test against in the process.

In the innings of his life, all that was lacking was the first century by a No. 11 batsman in Tests. He fell attempting a wind-up over long-on that he envisaged would clear the ropes and give him that historic hundred, which by then everybody outside the England dressing room must have been willing him to make it.

Best scored 95 from 112 balls in a last-wicket stand of 143 - the highest in West Indies Test history and the third best of all time. He is now the proud holder of the highest score by a No. 11 in Test cricket, outdoing Zaheer Khan's 75 for India against Bangladesh in Dhaka eight years ago.

Tino’s innings, using his GM Epic bat, was also the highest score by a West Indian. The previous best being 50 by Wes Hall at Port of Spain in 1962, and was the first number 11 to score a half century against England since 1906.

An Epic performance.

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