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After 18 years in first-class cricket, amazing has been seen again. England’s county team Glamorgan batsman Sam Northeast scored 410 not out. Only a few batsmen in the world have been able to cross the 400-run mark, now NorthEast’s name has been included in them. This is the 11th time this has happened in world cricket. At the same time, NorthEast is the third batsman for England to score more than 400 runs in an innings.
NorthEast has played the biggest innings of this century in the first class. He has left behind Lara’s unbeaten 400. For the fourth time in county cricket, a batsman has scored more than 400 runs in an innings. Brian Lara, AC McLaren and Graeme Hick did it before NorthEast. Lara has the highest score in the first class. He scored an unbeaten 501 against Durham on 2 June 1994 while playing for Worcestershire. He broke the record of Hanif Mohammad of Pakistan. Hanif scored 499 against Bahawalpur on January 8, 1959, while playing for Karachi.
Lara has touched the 400-run mark twice
Brian Lara is the second batsman to cross the 400-run mark twice. Will Ponsford has also done this twice. Lara scored an unbeaten 400 against England for West Indies on 10 April 2004. This is the only four-hundred in Test cricket. 18 years after Lara’s century, a batsman has achieved the feat of scoring 400 runs. NorthEast completed 400 runs in 447 balls. He remained unbeaten on 410 off 450 balls. He hit 45 fours and three sixes in his innings.
A batsman scored 400 runs for India
Talking about India, a batsman has crossed the 400-run mark for him. Bhausaheb Nimbalkari of Maharashtra scored an unbeaten 443 runs in the 1948 Ranji Trophy match against Kathiawad.
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Glamorgan scored 795 runs
Glamorgan scored 795 for five against Leicestershire. He declared his innings. Chris Cook remained unbeaten on 191 runs. The duo shared a 461-run partnership for the sixth wicket. Colin Ingram scored 139 runs. Leicestershire had scored 584 runs in the first innings. In this way, Glamorgan got a lead of 211 runs in the first innings. Leicestershire scored 134 for five in the second innings. He is still 77 runs behind.
Batsmen who score 400 or more in an innings
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