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Sam Northeast

Sam Northeast plundered 258 runs in two innings of the second Test with Bangladesh Under-19s at Derby

Sam Northeast continued to take a liking to Bangladesh Under-19s’ attack by stroking his second century of the match in the second youth Test at Derby.

Northeast, the Kent opening batsman, scored 149 in England Under-19s’ second innings, to add to the 107 he made when the hosts batted first.

Rain forced a premature conclusion with England 284 for three, a lead of 374 over the Tigers, with one day left in the game.

Bangladesh had resumed on 209 for five, and eked out another 93 runs, with Anamul Haque eventually falling for 71.

The pick of the England bowlers was David Willey of Northamptonshire, who took 3-45 with his left-arm spin.

The tourists’ huge task was underlined when Northeast and Jack Manuel (54) put on 129 for the first wicket.

Northeast went on to his ton, and eventually fell one short of 150 to Abul Hasan. He faced 176 balls, struck 11 fours and two sixes.

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