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Record books rewritten again in England

More records smashed at Trent Bridge as Lumb, Christian and Wessels star

Nottinghamshire have broken more batting records in England’s domestic one-day cup competition, again passing 400 at Trent Bridge.

After their 342-run first-wicket stand against Northamptonshire on Monday, openers Michael Lumb (133) and Riki Wessels were on song once again against Warwickshire on Wednesday, putting on 178 for the first wicket.

A blazing cameo from Hobart Hurricanes star Dan Christian capped off another powerful batting performance from the hosts as he plundered 94 from 47 balls, pushing Nottinghamshire to 5-415.

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Christian’s knock included five sixes and eight fours, including 47 runs from his last 13 balls.

He started the final over of Nottinghamshire’s innings on 82 and struck two sixes, but was dismissed the next ball.

A century from former England batsman Jonathan Trott and 80 from Ian Bell had Warwickshire in the hunt in reply, but the visitors ultimately fell 36 runs shy of their target, dismissed for 379.

The ex-England teammates put on 95 runs for the third wicket, but Bell’s departure in the 34th over left too much for the Bears to do with 186 runs still required.

"It's just been extraordinary batting, especially from our guys up top," Christian told trentbridge.co.uk after play. 

South Africa are the only other team to have passed 400 in two consecutive one-day outings, doing so against West Indies and Ireland at the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Lumb and Wessels rewrote the record books during an astonishing run spree at Trent Bridge on Monday, setting a record English one-day partnership in a game that also broke the record for most aggregate runs scored in a List A match.

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