Nineteen-year-old Test debutant Ashton Agar hit the highest total for a number 11 during the highest 10th wicket partnership in Test match history with Phil Hughes on a record-breaking day at Trent Bridge, as Australia seized the initiative in the first Ashes Test.

The teenager was on 98 when he holed out to Graeme Swann as he failed to become the first number 11 to reach three-figures.

Back in May, Agar was lining up in the Home Counties Premier League for Henley against High Wycombe, Welwyn Garden City and North Mymms, but in the Nottinghamshire sun he humiliated England's James Anderson, Steven Finn, Stuart Broad and Swann.

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Ironically, Agar should have been given out on six when he was stumped by Matt Prior off Graeme Swann's bowling.

The decision was referred to the third umpire, Marais Erasmus, and the South African erroneously adjudged Agar - whose foot appeared to be on the line when Prior took the bails off - was in.

West Indian Tino Best's 95 against England in 2012 was the previous best for a number 11, but Agar became the first tip of the tail to reach three-figures.

Agar and Hughes hit 163 between them to give Australia a lead of 65 runs on the second day.

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  • England v Australia: 1st Investec Ashes Test - Day Two

    NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Matt Prior of England looks dejected after the stumping decision against Ashton Agar of Australia was given not out during day two of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground on July 11, 2013 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • England v Australia: 1st Investec Ashes Test - Day Two

    NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Matt Prior of England kicks his helmet after the stumping decision against Ashton Agar of Australia was given not out during day two of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground on July 11, 2013 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • England v Australia: 1st Investec Ashes Test - Day Two

    NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ashton Agar of Australia celebrates after reaching his half century during day two of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground on July 11, 2013 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • England v Australia: 1st Investec Ashes Test - Day Two

    NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ashton Agar of Australia smiles as he reaches his half century during day two of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground on July 11, 2013 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • CRICKET-ENG-AUS-ASHES

    Australia's Ashton Agar (C) plays a shot during the second days play of the first cricket Test match of the 2013 Ashes series between England and Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on July 11, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO ASSOCIATION WITH DIRECT COMPETITOR OF SPONSOR, PARTNER, OR SUPPLIER OF THE ECB (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

  • CRICKET-ENG-AUS-ASHES

    Australia's Ashton Agar plays a shot during the second days play of the first cricket Test match of the 2013 Ashes series between England and Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on July 11, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO ASSOCIATION WITH DIRECT COMPETITOR OF SPONSOR, PARTNER, OR SUPPLIER OF THE ECB (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Australia's Ashton Agar celebrates his half century (50 Runs) during the second days play of the first cricket Test match of the 2013 Ashes series between England and Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on July 11, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO ASSOCIATION WITH DIRECT COMPETITOR OF SPONSOR, PARTNER, OR SUPPLIER OF THE ECB (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Australian batsman Ashton Agar (L) celebrates his hafl century (50 runs) with teammate Phillip Hughes during the second days play in the first cricket Test match of the 2013 Ashes series between England and Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on July 11, 2013 AFP PHOTO/Paul ELLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO ASSOCIATION WITH DIRECT COMPETITOR OF SPONSOR, PARTNER, OR SUPPLIER OF THE ECB (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Australian batsman Ashton Agar (C) celebrates his hafl century (50 runs) with teammate Phillip Hughes (R) during the second days play in the first cricket Test match of the 2013 Ashes series between England and Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on July 11, 2013 AFP PHOTO/Paul ELLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO ASSOCIATION WITH DIRECT COMPETITOR OF SPONSOR, PARTNER, OR SUPPLIER OF THE ECB (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • England v Australia: 1st Investec Ashes Test - Day Two

    NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ashton Agar of Australia acknowledges his half century during day two of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground on July 11, 2013 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • England v Australia: 1st Investec Ashes Test - Day Two

    NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ashton Agar (R) of Australia celebrates his half century with Phil Hughes during day two of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground on July 11, 2013 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • CRICKET-ENG-AUS-ASHES

    Australia's Ashton Agar celebrates his half century (50 Runs) during the second days play of the first cricket Test match of the 2013 Ashes series between England and Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on July 11, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO ASSOCIATION WITH DIRECT COMPETITOR OF SPONSOR, PARTNER, OR SUPPLIER OF THE ECB (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

  • England v Australia: 1st Investec Ashes Test - Day Two

    NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ashton Agar of Australia hits out during day two of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground on July 11, 2013 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

  • CRICKET-ENG-AUS-ASHES

    Australian batsman Ashton Agar (C) celebrates his hafl century (50 runs) with teammate Phillip Hughes (R) during the second days play in the first cricket Test match of the 2013 Ashes series between England and Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on July 11, 2013 AFP PHOTO/Paul ELLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO ASSOCIATION WITH DIRECT COMPETITOR OF SPONSOR, PARTNER, OR SUPPLIER OF THE ECB (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • England v Australia: 1st Investec Ashes Test - Day Two

    NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ashton Agar (R) of Australia celebrates his half century with Phil Hughes during day two of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground on July 11, 2013 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • England v Australia: 1st Investec Ashes Test - Day Two

    NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ashton Agar of Australia celebrates his half century with Phil Hughes during day two of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground on July 11, 2013 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

  • England v Australia: 1st Investec Ashes Test - Day Two

    NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ashton Agar of Australia acknowledges his half century during day two of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground on July 11, 2013 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

  • England v Australia: 1st Investec Ashes Test - Day Two

    NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ashton Agar of Australia hits out off the bowling of James Anderson of England during day two of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground on July 11, 2013 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

  • CRICKET-ENG-AUS-ASHES

    Australia's Ashton Agar celebrates his half century (50 Runs) during the second days play of the first cricket Test match of the 2013 Ashes series between England and Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on July 11, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO ASSOCIATION WITH DIRECT COMPETITOR OF SPONSOR, PARTNER, OR SUPPLIER OF THE ECB (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

  • England v Australia: 1st Investec Ashes Test - Day Two

    NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ashton Agar of Australia hits out during day two of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground on July 11, 2013 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

  • England v Australia: 1st Investec Ashes Test - Day Two

    NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ashton Agar of Australia celebrates after reaching his half century during day two of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground on July 11, 2013 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

  • England v Australia: 1st Investec Ashes Test - Day Two

    NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Ashton Agar of Australia acknowledges his half century during day two of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground on July 11, 2013 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

  • CRICKET-ENG-AUS-ASHES

    Australian batsman Ashton Agar celebrates his hafl century (50 runs) during the second days play in the first cricket Test match of the 2013 Ashes series between England and Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on July 11, 2013 AFP PHOTO/Paul ELLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO ASSOCIATION WITH DIRECT COMPETITOR OF SPONSOR, PARTNER, OR SUPPLIER OF THE ECB (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • England v Australia: 1st Investec Ashes Test - Day Two

    NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 11: Steve Smith and David Warner of Australia congratulate Ashton Agar of Australia after he reached his half century during day two of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground on July 11, 2013 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)