Prithvi Shaw maintains his dazzling form with an undefeated century

Prithvi Shaw maintains his dazzling form with an undefeated century. Prithvi Shaw’s stunning century inspired Northamptonshire Steelbacks to a six-wicket victory over Durham in a One-Day Cup encounter.

In a thrilling One-Day Cup match, Prithvi Shaw led Northamptonshire Steelbacks to a six-wicket triumph over Durham. Shaw followed up his remarkable 244-run innings with an undefeated 125-run knock, leading his team to victory with 24.2 overs to spare.

Shaw’s attack on Durham’s bowlers was nothing short of spectacular. He smashed 15 fours and seven sixes in 76 deliveries, demonstrating his exceptional batting ability. Notably, he recorded his 10th List A century with a magnificent 68-ball century.

Northamptonshire’s domination was aided by Luke Procter’s outstanding bowling performance. In a fantastic spell, Procter scored a List A career-best 4/34, smashing through Durham’s middle order. Despite Liam Trevaskis’ courageous 37-run performance, Durham’s final score was insufficient, as they fell short of batting out their fifty overs.

The match’s characteristics were established early on when Northamptonshire’s bowlers thwarted Durham’s openers’ aggression. The first powerplay produced only 36 runs, highlighting the slowness of the surface and Northamptonshire’s disciplined bowling.

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While David Bedingham and Michael Jones sought to recover

Procter’s dominance demolished Durham’s batting order. James Sales contributed by dismissing Durham’s captain, while spinners Simon Kerrigan and Rob Keogh dominated the middle order.

In Northamptonshire’s chase, Shaw’s answer was electrifying, breaking a flurry of boundaries and taking calculated chances. Despite a missed chance on 21, he took his second chance to lead his team to a fifty in the eighth over. Despite Durham’s George Drissell taking two quick wickets, Shaw’s tenacity prevailed as he replied with consecutive sixes to achieve his half-century.

Shaw turned up the heat with Keogh, smashing Durham’s bowlers all over the field. His domination was highlight by his explosive hitting, particularly against Scott Borthwick. Durham’s hopes faded as Shaw and Keogh passed the century partnership mark.

Durham had no time to regroup after Shaw’s ferocious onslaught. He secured the victory with 24.2 overs to spare thanks to a blitz of boundaries against Drissell.

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