England Lions v Sri Lanka A: Ben Duckett smashes a List A double ton

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England Lions’ continued their dominating performance with the bat in the ongoing “A” team Tri-series which includes Pakistan A and Sri Lanka A. The Lions’ have recorded scores of 425/1, 395/3 and 324/8 while batting first in the last 3 games in this series. Against Sri Lanka A at Canterbury, England Lions smashed a record-breaking 425 for loss of just one wicket, thanks to a huge unbeaten stand for 2nd wicket between Ben Duckett and Daniel Bell-Drummond.

Duckett, who has been in some serious form in the last few games, scored an unbeaten 220 and set quite a few records. Earlier in this Tri-series, he smashed a quick fire 163 while chasing. Duckett’s partner Bell-Drummond scored an unbeaten 171. Before this game, Drummond never scored a century in List A cricket.

Coming back to this game, Sri Lanka A in reply, was bowled out for 285 in 48th over. The Sri Lankan team got a great start with Dickwella scoring 60 off just 45 balls. He shared a century stand of 105 runs for the opening wicket with Udwatte (40) in just 86 balls. The middle order collapse ensured a 140-run win for England Lions. Angelo Perera and Thisara Perera were other major contributors in Sri Lanka A’s total with 69 and 45 respectively.

Statistical highlights of England Lions vs Sri Lanka A:

0 – Number of 170+ scores had been recorded for England teams in List A Cricket (England, England A, England Lions) before the ongoing “A” team Tri-series. England Lions’ players have recorded 170+ on 4 occasions with all have been recorded in the last 3 games [Duckett (220*), Malan (185*), Billings (175) and Drummond (171*)]. In addition to this, Ben Duckett earlier scored an unbeaten 163, now the 8th highest score in List A for an England team.

Also read – England v Pakistan 2nd Test, Day 4 – Statistical Highlights

1 – England Lions’ total of 425 for the loss of 1 wicket is the highest score ever recorded in List A cricket for the loss of 1 wicket. Previous highest was 398/1.

11 – England Lions’ 425/1 is now the joint 11th highest List A team total. This is also the joint 5th highest List A total in England. Two of the other five have been recorded in the ongoing Royal London One Day Cup.

101 – Runs conceded by Sri Lanka A’s Thisara Perera in this game. He went for 101 runs in his 10 overs without taking a wicket.

123 – Balls taken by Ben Duckett to bring up his double century, it is the 3rd fastest double ton in List A cricket.

207 – Balls taken by Daniel Bell-Drummond and Ben Duckett pair for completing their 300-run stand, these are the fewest balls taken by a pair to bring up a triple century stand in List A. Previous highest was by Somerset’s Marcus Trescothick and Kraig Kieswetter pair in 209-212 balls (Exact figure not known). Nottinghamshire pair, Lumb and Wessels brought up the same in 211 balls.

220 – Ben Duckett’s 220 is the 8th highest individual score in List A cricket. This is the 2nd highest score in List A cricket in England after Ali Brown’s 268.

367* – Bell-Drummond and Duckett’s unbeaten 367-run stand is now the 2nd highest for 2nd wicket in List A cricket.

Highest 2nd wicket stands in List A cricket:

PartnersRunsTeamOppositionGroundMatch Date
Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels372West IndiesZimbabweCanberra24-Feb-15
Daniel Bell-Drummond, Ben Duckett367*England LionsSri Lanka ACanterbury25-Jul-16
Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid331IndiaNew ZealandHyderabad (Deccan)8-Nov-99
Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid318Indiav Sri LankaTaunton26-May-99
Marcus Trescothick, Craig Kieswetter302Somersetv GloucsTaunton23-Aug-08


367* – Bell-Drummond and Duckett’s unbeaten 367-run stand is now the joint 2nd highest for any wicket in List A cricket. This is the highest stand for any wicket in List A cricket in England.

Highest stands for any wicket in List A cricket:

PartnersRunsWktTeamOppositionGroundMatch Date
Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels3722ndWest IndiesZimbabweCanberra24-Feb-15
Morne van Wyk, Cameron Delport367*1stDolphinsKnightsBloemfontein17-Oct-14
Daniel Bell-Drummond, Ben Duckett367*2ndEngland LionsSri Lanka ACanterbury25-Jul-16
Michael Lumb, Riki Wessels3421stNottsNorthantsNottingham6-Jun-16
Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid3312ndIndiaNew ZealandHyderabad (Deccan)8-Nov-99


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