Tino Best's stunning innings leads Windies to 426

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Published: Monday, June 11, 2012, 13:17 [IST]
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Best's 95 highest score by No 11 batsman

Birmingham, Jun 11: West Indies' Tino Best marked his rebirth as a cricketer after slamming a record breaking 95 runs against England in the third and final Test at Edgbaston on Sunday, the highest score in Test cricket by a No 11 batsman.

Scorecard: Third Test, West Indies Vs England

Best's remarkable innings marks the highest score by a No 11 batsman exceeding the previous record held by India's Zaheer Khan who had made 75 against Bangladesh in Dhaka in the year 2004.

When it looked like a dead rubber, with the first two days being washed out, Tino Best's classy 112-ball 95 motivated the Windies side, as they posted 426 in their first innings against England in the third and final Test at Edgbaston on Sunday.

Denesh Ramdin and Best added 143 runs for the 10th wicket, making it the third highest partnership for 10th wicket in the history of the game, and also a record for West Indies.

Ramdin also scored an unbeaten 107, was involved in a 143-run partnership with Tino Best for the 10th wicket to help the Windies post a mammoth 426 in their first innings on Day four of the third and final Test.

After impressing everyone with the bat, Best came up with yet another magical spell which saw him concede just 37 runs off 12 overs while he claimed two English wickets as England finished the day with 221/5.

Best's innings included a six and 14 boundaries. He was unstoppable until he reached his career-best 95 before being dismissed by Graham Onions.

Onions claimed 4/88 while Steven Finn grabbed 3/109 after dismissing Ravi Rampaul with the third ball of the day.

England trailing by 205 runs, the match is heading towards a draw, as Windies posted a mammoth 426 in their first innings and England have scored 221/5 at the end of play on Day four after rain washed out the first two days of the third Test.


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