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Highlights: James Vince creams gorgeous run-a-ball double-ton in County Championship opener

by Wisden Staff 5 minute read

Watch: James Vince cruised to a double-century in Hampshire’s County Championship opener against Leicestershire at Grace Road.

Vince, who last played Test cricket for England in 2018, got his season off to a brilliant start, stroking his way to a 220-ball 231.

His quickfire effort was spread across two days, and the 30-year-old enjoyed a particularly entertaining partnership with Liam Dawson: in the space of 25 overs, the pair put on 194 runs.

Vince’s innings was his first in competitive red-ball cricket since the 2019 County Championship, when he finished the season 504 runs at an average of 50.40.

Watch highlights of his innings below:

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