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Sam Northeast reaches his third hundred this week in England's 84-run victory

Opening batsman Sam Northeast continued his sublime form for England Under-19s with a century to set up their 84-run win in the first Friends Provident one-day international against their Bangladesh counterparts.

Northeast, who struck twin centuries in the drawn second Test at Derby this week, guided the hosts to 282 for seven with 123 from 129 balls at Grace Road.

The 19-year-old right-hander, who hit 13 fours and a six, added 113 for the first wicket with Jack Manuel (54). He also put on 89 with Luke Wells (25) for the third wicket.

The tourists were never in the hunt as number three Asif Ahmed top-scored with 51. They were all out with one ball left in the innings.

England’s bowlers shared the wickets with openers Chris Wood and Hamza Raizuddin, plus off-spinner Wells, each claiming a brace.

The sides meet at the same venue tomorrow for the second of five ODIs.

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