England U-19s v Bangladesh U-19s, 2nd Test, Derby, 3rd day July 14, 2009

England boosted by another Northeast ton

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England Under-19 392 (Northeast 107, Stokes 72, Willey 65) and 284 for 3 (Northeast 149, Manuel 54) lead Bangladesh Under-19 302 (Anamul Haque 71) by 374 runs

Sam Northeast scored his second century of the match to put England Under-19 in an extremely strong position by the end of the third day against Bangladesh Under-19 in Derby. Northeast made 149 off only 176 balls, after making 107 in the first innings, to lead England to 284 for 3, with an overall lead of 374 with a day to play.

He hit two sixes and 11 fours in his innings and shared an opening partnership worth 129 with Jack Manuel, who made 54, and a second-wicket stand worth 91 with James Vince. Northeast was the third wicket to fall, with the score on 251, after which David willey and Ben Stokes took England through to stumps.

The England batsmen ensured that their bowlers' hard work gone into earning a first-innings lead of 90 was not wasted. Bangladesh resumed on the third day on 209 for 5 and they were not allowed to settle. Anamul Haque converted his overnight score of 45 to 71 but there were no other significant contributions as the innings folded for 302. Willey took 3 for 45 while Nathan buck and Hamza Riazuddin took two wickets apiece.