'Fire in Babylon' inspired Best to make highest Test score by a No. 11 batsman
London, Jun 11 (ANI): 'Fire in Babylon' inspired West Indies tailender Tino Best to make the highest score by a number 11 batsman in Test history.
He broke Zaheer Khan's record when he passed 75, but missed out on a maiden century when he fell for 95.
Best said a documentary film about the great West Indies side of the 1970s and 80s was behind his record knock.
"I have been watching a lot of 'Fire in Babylon' and it's really inspired me," he said.
Best shared a last-wicket stand of 143 with Denesh Ramdin, the third best in Tests and eight runs short of the world record, The BBC reports.
The fast bowler, whose previous highest score in 23 Test innings was 27, smashed 14 fours and one six before getting out.
Best's half century was the first against England by a number 11 in 106 years. Only Australian Fred Spofforth (1885) and South African Bert Vogler (1906) had previously passed fifty.
It was also the first Test half century by any number 11 in England for 46 years since John Snow made 59 not out against West Indies. (ANI)
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