10 sixes…9 fours, two centuries in three matches; English batsman did bad condition to bowlers


New Delhi. James Vince, who is currently out of England’s limited overs team, remains the bowler’s time in the T20 Blast. Vince, playing for Hampshire, scored a record century against Somerset. He scored an unbeaten 129 off 62 balls. Vince hit 10 sixes and 9 fours in this innings. That is, 96 runs were hit only by fours and sixes. Thanks to his innings, Hampshire scored 208 runs for the loss of five wickets. This is Hampshire’s highest score in this tournament. In response, Somerset’s team could only score 194 for 9 in 20 overs and lost the match by 14 runs.

In this match, Somerset captain Tom Able won the toss and decided to bowl first and on the third ball, Somerset bowler Tom Lemonby dismissed Ben McDermott and gave the first blow to Hampshire. However, after this, Captain Vince took the lead and took the news of Somerset’s bowlers fiercely. He also got the full support of 19-year-old batsman Tom Prest. Batting fast, both of them scored 144 runs in 87 balls for the second wicket. Prest was out on the score of 144 runs.

Vince played the biggest innings for Hampshire
Hampshire also got the third blow on the same score. When Ross Whiteley got out without scoring any run. However, at the other end, Vince stood firm and continued to bat vigorously. Soon he completed his century in 51 balls. He remained unbeaten till the end and took the team to the score of 208 runs. This is Vince’s second century in the third match of the T20 Blast. Earlier, he had also scored 100 runs in 54 balls against Kent and the team of Hampshire won that match by 54 runs.

This is the highest score of a Hampshire batsman in T20. Before Vince, the record for playing the most innings for Hampshire was held by Michael Lumb. He scored an unbeaten 124 against Essex in 2009.

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Somerset’s team could only score 194 runs.
Chasing the target of 208 runs, Somerset’s team could only manage 194 runs at the loss of 9 wickets. Tom Banton scored 54 and Riley Russo scored 55 runs for Somerset. At the same time, fast bowler Chris Wood took 2 and Liam Dawson also took the same number of wickets for Hampshire.

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