In the general batting mayhem of the 3rd ODI between England and Pakistan at Nottingham, it did not go unnoticed that Mohammad Amir on the losing side scored 58 at No 11 which was the first 50 by a No 11 in an ODI. The previous record was 43 by Shoaib Akhtar in the 2003 World Cup.
As we can see from the scorecard , Amir was joint top scorer in the innings with Sharjeel.
We take this occasion to look more closely at scores by No 10 and 11 batsmen in all 3 formats.
45 and above at No 11:
Note that the top 4 scores have come after 2000.
There is even a listing of No 11s who have top scored in the innings:
The highest score of 98 here was made by AC Agar on his debut. The lowest (14) also came in recent years, when Australia moved from 21/9 to 47.
At No 10, there have been 4 centuries and a ninety:
And there are numerous centuries at No 9. The highest is 173 by IDS Smith for NZ v Ind in 1989-90, followed by 169 by SC Broad in this famous Test. The highest for India is 90 by FM Engineer vs NZ in 1964-65.
We now move to ODIs:
Highest by No 11 (30 and above):
Highest score by No 10 (50 and above):
Note that Amir also held this record for over two years before Rampaul took it.
At No 9, the highest is 92* by AD Russell for WI vs Ind in 2011. For India, it is 69 by Jai P. Yadav in the same match as IK Pathan (above).
As we will see, tailender scores are considerably lower in T20Is.
Top scores by No 11 (in double figures):
Only 4 No 11s have crossed double figures. The highest for India is 5* by Ishant Sharma v SL in 2009-10
Top scores by No 10 (20 and above):
The highest for India is 19* by S Sreesanth v NZ in the 2007 World Championship.
At No 9, the highest is 46 by Anwar Ali for Pak v SL in 2015. For India, it is 33* by IK Pathan v SL in 2008-09.