Edgbaston – James Vince scored a classy maiden ODI century as England won a thriller against Pakistan. The 3 wicket win gave England a convincing 3-0 series win.
In the second match of this series James set a then ODI best of 56. Just days latter, he surpassed this knock with a gorgeous innings of 102.
Pakistan set England a challenging target of 332.
Captain Babar Azam was the standout batter for Pakistan. Scoring an ODI best of 158 and his fourteenth century in this format, Azam energised the moribund batting on display in the previous two matches.
England scored runs quickly thanks to Phil Salt (37) and Zak Crawley (39). When Zak was out in the thirteenth over England were 104-3.
After sharing a 51 run partnership with Zak, James then added 47 with captain Ben Stokes (32) for the fourth wicket.
The sixth wicket partnership of 129 between James and Lewis Gregory (77) was crucial for England’s push to victory.
James cruised to his 50 (5 fours) off 45 balls. Mixing well-timed shots around the wicket with powerful pulls, James reached a classy maiden ODI century off 91 balls with 44 runs coming from 11 fours.
James and Gregory were dismissed with victory in sight. Leaving Craig Overton (18no) and Brydon Carse (12no) to take England over the line with 12 balls remaining.
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