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July 12, 2009
England Under-19 338 for 7 (Northeast 107, Stokes 72, Willey 65) v Bangladesh Under-19
Sam Northeast, the Kent batsman, marked his Under-19 Test debut with 107 on the opening day of the second Test against Bangladesh at Derby. David Willey and Ben Stokes also contributed useful runs as England closed on 338 for 7.
Northeast's opener partner Jack Manuel fell early for a duck and England were 57 for 2 when James Vince went for 21. The main partnership was provided by Northeast and Willey as they added 149 for the third wicket. Willey hit two sixes on his 93-ball 65 before falling to Nur Hossain.
Northeast went to his hundred from 158 balls but couldn't build on his work as Bangladesh staged a mini fightback. England, though, were steadied by Stokes, who plays his cricket for Durham, as he batted positively for his 72.
Bangladesh stuck to their task in the field and the late wicket of Azeem Rafiq, leg before to Saikat Ali, will give them hope going into the second day as they aim to level the series following their 10-wicket defeat in the opening Test.
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