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James Vince cricket: Watch Vince dismisses Andrew Balbirnie to pick maiden ODI wicket

Dixit Bhargav

James Vince cricket: Watch Vince dismisses Andrew Balbirnie to pick maiden ODI wicket

James Vince dismisses Andrew Balbirnie: The English captain’s wild card bowling selection yield fruits for his team.

During the second ODI of the ongoing Ireland’s tour of England in Southampton, England captain Eoin Morgan introduced batsman James Vince into the bowling attack to surprise one and all.

Vince, who was asked to bowl for the first time in his 27th white-ball international match, received the opportunity ahead of spinner Adil Rashid and seamer Saqib Mahmood.

On the second delivery of his second over, Vince justified Morgan’s decision by dismissing Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie (15). In what was a soft dismissal, Balbirnie intended to cut a short, wide and nothing delivery from Vince but then wanted to withdrew his bat.

Not being able to do the same at the right time, Balbirnie ended up edging the delivery to England wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow. Vince, who was perhaps introduced to get some overs off a sixth bowler, picking a wicket was a huge bonus for the hosts.

Ireland haven’t particularly done exceedingly well after Balbirnie won the toss and elected to bat. Having scored 66/4 in the first 20 overs, the visitors need a significant partnership to post a respectable target for England.

Seamer David Willey, who registered his career-best ODI figures in the previous match, once again made early inroads by picking a couple of top-order wickets.

James Vince dismisses Andrew Balbirnie

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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