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Sam Northeast scores unbeaten 410, registers highest score of 21st century

Glamorgan’s Sam Northeast on Saturday joined the elite list of cricketers to cross 400-run mark in a single innings after smashing unbeaten 410 in an English County Championship match to register the highest score of the 21st century.

The 32-year-old achieved the milestone in a Virender Sehwag style by hitting a six to complete his 400 hundred and became the fourth batter to score 400-plus runs in the English county game, after Lara, Archie MacLaren (424) in 1895 and Graeme Hick (405) in 1988.

Northeast completed his run with unbeaten 410 as Glamorgan declared their innings on massive score of 795/5

In his 450-ball knock, the right-handed batter struck 45 fours and three sixes. It surpasses Lara’s test-record 400 not out for the West Indies against England in 2004 to achieve the best individual score in elite-level cricket in 21st century. Overall, Northeast is the ninth batter in first-class cricket history to reach 400 runs.

When Sam Northeast made cricket debut?

The right-handed batsman, who has over 11,000 runs from 192 games, made his First-Class debut in 2007. He has so far hit 61 half-centuries and impressively 27 centuries.

Brian Lara’s 501 for Warwickshire against Durham in 1994 holds the all-time record for a first-class match. Ten years later, Lara recorded the only second 400 not out performance of this century while playing for West Indies versus England.

The only other score in between Northeast’s 410 and Lara’s 501 is Archie MacLaren’s 424 not out for Lancashire against Somerset at Taunton in 1895.

Glamorgan vs Leicestershire match summary:

Leicestershire after opting to bat put a massive 584 on board, with South African Wiaan Mulder scored the highest 156 runs among all batters.

In reply, Glamorgan posted a mammoth score of 795 for 5 as after losing two early wikets just for 9 runs, Sam NorthEast came into the crease and remained till the time team captain announced declaration. He walked back to pavilion with unbeaten 410.

After having a 211 runs lead in the pocket, Glamorgan’s bowlers did the remaining job and bowled Leicestershire out for 183 runs to hand their side a victory by an inning and 28 runs.

Vineet Vashisht
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