Haseeb Hameed scores centuries in both innings as Nottinghamshire save the game against Worcestershire

Haseeb Hameed scores centuries in both innings as Nottinghamshire save the game against Worcestershire

Haseeb Hameed scores centuries in both innings as Nottinghamshire save the game against Worcestershire


Haseeb Hameed scored hundreds in each innings as Nottinghamshire managed to seal a draw despite following on against Worcestershire in the ongoing County Championship.

In the second innings, Hameed was supported brilliantly by his opening partner Ben Slater, who also finished off with an unbeaten ton. The pair batted throughout the final day without losing any wicket as Nottinghamshire closed in on 236 for no loss despite following on 160 runs behind.

Hameed, who had signed up with Nottinghamshire after getting released by Lancashire in 2019, completed twin hundreds in a first-class game for the second time in his career. Previously, it was during his stint with Lancashire back in 2016.

Hameed also broke a record for facing the most number of balls in a County Championship game i.e. 635, edging out 625 by Jamie Cox for Somerset against Hampshire in 1999.

The 236-run partnership between Hameed and Slater broke a 97-year-old record for the highest opening partnership, surpassing 220 by George Gunn and William Dodger Whysall for Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge in 1924.

Earlier, Worcestershire had put up a sizeable 436-run total in the first innings. Nottinghamshire were knocked over for 276 in their first innings as they were following on 160 runs behind. 

But a stellar effort from both openers had given an interest to the statisticians as the game ended in a draw.

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