Nottinghamshire opening batsmen Michael Lumb and Riki Wessels launched a serious attack on the Northamptonshire bowlers in a 50-over match at Trent Bridge on Monday. The duo went on to create history, as they posted the second highest score in List A cricket.
Lumb and Wessels added 342 runs in 39.2 overs in that partnership. This is also the highest partnership in one-day cricket in England.
Notts, with the help of Lumb and Wessels racked up 445 runs for the loss of eight wickets at the end of their allotted 50 overs.
The entertainement for the crowd did not ened there. Northamptonshire came out roaring and got very close to the target as well.
Rory Kleinveldt scored his first ever one-day hundred, as he jumped to three-figures in no time. The South African cricketer scored 128 runs from just 63 balls during the run chase. He was ably assisted by Adam Rossington, who scored a fiery 97 from 69 balls.
At the end, Northamptonshire fell 20 runs short of the target, and were bowled out for 425 runs.
Their valiant effort during the run-chase was over-shadowed by the partnership of Lumb and Wessels in the first innings.
"It was an incredible match and hats off to Northants, they came out and pushed us to the wire. What a great game of cricket for everyone who rocked up to Trent Bridge today," Lumb was quoted as saying by Cricinfo.
"It was one of those days when you walk out there and the stars are all aligned and you have a day out. It was a bit like that for me and Riki and we were able to put on a great partnership. That's all we were trying to do, get the team off to a good start, and today we kept on going and going."
A total of 870 runs were scored in this encounter between Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire. That total went past the highest ever runs scored in a match as well. The previous best was 867 runs when Surrey and Glamorgan locked horns in a C&G Trophy match at The Oval back in 2002.
Here's the brief score of the match:
Nottinghamshire 445 for 8 (Lumb 184*, Wessels 146*, Cobb 3-53) defeated Northamptonshire 425 (Kleinveldt 128, Rossington 97, Gurney 3-69) by 20 runs.
Below are a few tweets that came in after the match:
Highest stands in List A Cricket:— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) June 6, 2016
367* van Wyk/Delport
336* Riki Wessels and Michael Lumb (today) -- still batting