Andrew Umeed posed for the shutterbugs after clobbering a six down the ground en route his 77, the top score in Somerset’s reply to Northamptonshire’s tall 415/8. Lewis Goldsworthy and Curtis Campher scored fourties as well but Somerset fell short by 87 runs in the challenging endeavor.
Prithvi Shaw was the chief architect of the hosts’ gargantuan total as he stroked 244 off 153 balls, reaching the double-hundred mark in just 129 balls. Shaw’s blitzkrieg comprised of 28 fours and 11 sixes as the Northampton cricket stadium bore witness to hyper-aggressive, spellbinding strokeplay.
244 is now Shaw’s personal best in List A cricket, going past his previous record of 233*, and the second highest in English List A cricket. Overall, Shaw’s 244 is the sixth highest in List A cricket. He is the only batter in the world to smash a double hundred in two different countries – India and England. Shaw was on the verge of carrying his bat but eventually lost his wicket in the last over, falling to Danny Lamb in the 50th over.
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