Vince revels in century heroics

14 July 2021 21:07:22 GMTPlus10

England batsman James Vince has described scoring his maiden international century as the best moment of his career following a superb performance against Pakistan.

England are now 1.53 to win the first of three Twenty20 matches against the Men in Green, who can be backed at 2.50 to prevail.

After winning the first two matches of their ODI series with Pakistan, England's makeshift side sealed a series whitewash with a three-wicket victory at Edgbaston on Tuesday.

And following his respectable knock of 56 in the second ODI between the teams, Vince was the star of the show at the Birmingham venue.

The crowd were awesome. The whole day was special.

James Vince

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The Hampshire talent fired 102 runs off 95 balls for Ben Stokes's side to put on 129 for the sixth wicket with Lewis Gregory and help England complete the highest ODI run chase at Edgbaston of 332.

Prior to that performance, Vince had only managed to score tons in List A cricket and had recorded only two 50s in his previous 18 ODIs for his country.

Asked if the century was the best moment of his career, Vince replied: "It was - I have not got there for England before so to be able to score a hundred for my country, that was my dream.

"I wasn't sure it was going to come as I played a few ropey shots in the 90s but when I reached the century I heard the crowd more than anything else and didn't see where the ball had gone.

"It was big relief, a moment I thoroughly enjoyed. The crowd were awesome. The whole day was special."

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