Records tumble during the Royal London One-Day Cup thriller

June 8, 2016 1:20 am

County cricket’s record books were rewritten twice as Nottinghamshire openers Riki Wessels and Michael Lumb struck 342 in 39.2 overs against Northamptonshire in a Royal London One-Day Cup game at Trent Bridge in England. The two South African-Englishmen took on a weak Northamptonshire attack at Trent Bridge to set a new record stand for a List A game in England.

In the 40th over of the Nott’s innings, Wessels departed for a career-best 146, from 97 balls, while Lumb went on to make 184 as Nottinghamshire posted a staggering total of 445 for eight.

Nottinghamshire defending a mammoth total of 445.

However, the run feast did not end after the first innings. Northamptonshire batsman Rory Kleinveldt smashed 128 off 63 balls but the team eventually fell short by 20 runs during their  spirited run chase.

Here’s how the scorecard for two innings looked like:

By the numbers :

342 – The partnership between Notts opening pair Michael Lumb and Riki Wessels, the highest ever in limited-overs cricket in England, going past 318 by Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly for India against Sri Lanka at Taunton in World Cup 1999.

445 –  The number of runs scored by Nottinghamshire. It is the second highest in List A cricket after Surrey’s 496 against Gloucestershire back in 2007.

425 – The number of runs Northamptonshire scored during their run chase, making it only the fourth time in limited-overs cricket that a team has lost the match despite scoring 400-plus runs. Other instances were Australia’s 434 against South Africa at Johannesburg in 2006,  429 by Glamorgan against Surrey at the Oval in 2007 and Sri Lanka’s 411 against India at Rajkot in 2009.

870 – The total aggregate of runs scored during the match. It  is the second highest match aggregate in List A cricket and highest outside international cricket. The highest is 872, scored by Australia (434) and South Africa (438) in the famous ODI at the Wanderers in 2006.

35 – The number of sixes hit in the match (18 by Nottinghamshire and 17 by Northamptonshire). It is the second highest in limited overs cricket , just behind the world record of 38 sixes between Australia and India at Bangalore in 2013.

184 – The number of runs scored by the Nott’s batsman Michael Lumb. It is the highest individual score for Nottinghamshire in county cricket in limited-overs cricket.

45 – The number of balls taken by Northant’s batsman Rory Kleinveldt to reach his hundred, the second fastest ton by a batsman coming to bat at number seven or below in List A cricket.

146 – The runs scored by Riki Wessels, the fourth highest individual innings by a wicketkeeper-batsman in county cricket.

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