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James Vince impresses on day one of Ashes, says Nasser Hussain

“What we saw was that Australia don’t have Mitchell Johnson’s fire and brimstone and that England don’t have that much to fear, though it will be hard on Friday morning with the new ball.

Summary

  • Cricket Expert Columnist James Vince impresses on day one of Ashes, says Nasser Hussain “What we saw was that Australia don’t have Mitchell Johnson’s fire and brimstone and that England don’t have that much to fear, though it will be hard on Friday morning with the new ball.
  • Last Updated: 23/11/17 12:39pm James Vince hit his Test-best score of 83 in Brisbane as England closed on 196-4 James Vince looked a far more astute player in his Test comeback, says Nasser Hussain, on a pleasing day for England – but things will get tougher at the Gabba… One look at the scoreboard – England at 196-4 – would suggest the first Ashes Test is pretty even after day one.
  • To get just shy of 200 without Alastair Cook and Joe Root contributing too much and the bulk of the runs scored by James Vince and Mark Stoneman, in particular, and now Dawid Malan is a bonus.
  • Getting your first score of note in an England shirt is key, especially, I think, for someone like Vince, who was a leftfield selection for this tour and probably someone who doubted himself after that knock-back of being dropped a few summers ago.
  • Mark Stoneman scored 53 from 159 deliveries in Brisbane What we saw was that Australia don’t have Mitchell Johnson’s fire and brimstone and that England don’t have that much to fear, though it will be hard on Friday morning with the new ball.


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