Shaw continues with another century, completes 3,000 runs


Indian batter continued his fine form in the One Day Cup in England with yet another century for Northamptonshire against Durham. Shaw mesmerized the fans in Chester-le-Sreet with an explosive knock of 125 in just 76 balls. His century had 15 fours and seven sixes and runs came at a strike rate of 164.47. The Indian batter, who last featured in an international match in July 2021, reached his century in just 68 balls.
He and Rob Keogh (42) helped their side chase down 199 runs in just 25.4 overs. Earlier, Durham was bundled out for 198 in 43.2 overs after electing to bat first. Liam Trevaskis (37), skipper Alex Lees (34) and Jonathan Bushnell (32) were the main contributors with the bat for the home side. Luke Procter took (4/34) in his nine overs. With this century, Shaw has also completed 3,000 List-A runs. In 57 matches, he has scored 3,056 runs at an average of 57.66 and a strike rate of 126.69. He has 10 centuries and 11 fifties in just 57 innings, with the best score of 244. Earlier, Shaw slammed his highest List-A score, a knock of 244 runs in just 153 balls, helping his side Northamptonshire beat Somerset by 87 runs in the One Day Cup at Northampton on last Wednesday.
Shaw brought up his double hundred in just 129 balls after having reached his century in just 81 balls. Due to his knock, Northamptonshire reached 415/8 in 50 overs. Jack Brooks (3/75) and Danny Lamb (2/81) were the pick of the bowlers for Somerset. This score proved to be too much for Somerset, who were folded for 328 in 45.1 overs, with Andrew Umeed (77 in 67 balls, six fours and three sixes), Lewis Goldsworthy (47 in 62 balls, with four boundaries) and Curtis Campher (49 in 24 balls with eight fours and a six) being among the key contributors with the bat. Shaw’s 244 is the sixth-highest score in List-A cricket, with the highest score of 277 in 141 balls being smashed by Narayan Jagadeeshan of Tamil Nadu against Arunachal Pradesh in 2022 in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. This is also Shaw’s second List-A double