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England Vision Impaired secure T20 Australia series draw

England VI secure T20 Australia series 2016 draw

original article by www.ecb.co.uk

England Vision Impaired completed their successful tour of Australia with a six-wicket win that secured a draw in the two-match Twenty20 series. The tourists, having won the one-day internationals 4-1, bounced back from their last-ball defeat yesterday in style, chasing 170 in the penultimate over.

In-form Matt Dean, named player of the series afterwards, led the way with the bat by hitting an unbeaten 61 from the top of the order.Their pursuit did not get off to a good start as Dean’s opening partner Justin Hollingsworth was dismissed for a three-ball duck.

But Dean found welcome company in Pete Blueitt during a 57-run partnership until the latter was run out for 24. Luke Sugg and T20 debutant Mark Bond contributed 21 and 23 respectively to leave England requiring 24 runs from the final five overs.

Bond was bowled in the 17th, but Dean and Mo Khatri guided England home to secure a share of the spoils.

Australia made the most of losing the toss as they posted 169 for four, a total built on an opening stand of 104 between Lindsay Heaven and Steve Palmer.

Vice-captain Ed Hossell made the breakthrough, running out Palmer for 33, but man-of-the-match Heaven carried his bat for 88.

Dean said: “It’s an honour to win player of the series. Although without the team I wouldn’t be able to win such individual awards so thanks has to go to my team-mates.

“It’s been a really competitive series and even though the T20 series was a draw it’s been a successful series for England cricket.”

England Visually Impaired team

Luke Sugg (captain)
Ed Hossell (vice-captain)
Mo Khatri
Pete Blueitt
Amin Afshari
Mark Turnham
Rob Comber
Matt Dean
Mark Bond
Dan Field
Justin Hollingsworth

Twelfth Man

B1- Hassan Khan
B2- Si Ledwith
B3- James Millard

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England VI fall just short in first T20

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The result went down to the last over as England Vision Impaired lost the opening Twenty20 of this weekend’s two-match series against Australia by seven wickets in Adelaide.

Both teams observed a minute’s silence before play started and wore black armbands throughout the game to pay their respects to acting Australia captain, Steve Palmer, and his family, who lost a close family member yesterday.

Australia won the toss and opted to field, leaving England to bat in tough conditions.

Justin Hollingsworth and Mark Turnham opened England’s innings but Turnham was bowled early by Lindsay Heaven and went for two.

One-day international captain Matt Dean joined proceedings and built up a 50-run partnership with Hollingsworth. The pair were looking good when Hollingsworth was run out for 38.

England Visually Impaired captain Luke Sugg scores 27 runsEngland Visually Impaired captain Luke Sugg scores 27 runs

Captain Luke Sugg picked up where Hollingsworth left off and he and Dean also chalked up a 50-run stand before he too was run out, courtesy of a direct throw from Palmer. Sugg exited the field on 27.

A nice contribution from Si Ledwith opposite Dean meant England played hard and fast cricket in the final couple of overs to build a score.

Ledwith was bowled by Heaven just before the end of the innings and England finished on 165 for five.

Dean rounded off another composed display on 58 not out.

Australia batted with intent in their chase and openers Heaven and Palmer posted an impressive 117 runs between them.

Things were looking good for the home side but England managed to halt momentum through Sugg, who ran out Heaven for 69 in the 14th over.

Palmer continued to bat well and brought up his half-century with a boundary in the 18th over.

Down to the wire

Australia needed six runs to win coming into the final over and Hollingsworth was called into the attack to see out the game.

With two balls remaining and the scores level, Hollingsworth took the wicket of Cory Heberley to welcome in-form batsman Matt Cameron into the fray.

The result came right down to the wire and Australia were awarded a wide off the final ball to win the game by seven wickets.

England will look to bounce back quickly from their last-over defeat tomorrowEngland will look to bounce back quickly from their last-over defeat tomorrow

Afterwards England Head Coach Ross Hunter said: “Conditions were relatively tough this morning, but we would have made the choice to bat [if England won the toss] because we wanted to impose ourselves and try to control the game.

“There were some really good contributions throughout the innings and getting to 165 we thought was a competitive total but by no means a clearly winning score.

“Australia were fantastic with the bat and made it very difficult for us to take wickets and gain any momentum. They fully deserve their success today.”

Looking ahead to tomorrow, Hunter said: “With today being such a close game we can’t read too much into the result. We realise we didn’t play the best cricket we could so we want to come back tomorrow and see if we can do that. Hopefully that will give us a win.

“I am incredibly proud of the players and their 4-1 win in the ODI series, with all their hard work paying off in the results they have achieved.”


England Batting
Matt Dean – 58 not out
Luke Sugg- 27 out

Australia Bowling
Lindsay Heaven – 2-16 off 4 overs
England Bowling
Justin Hollingsworth – 1-27 off 3.5 balls

Australia Batting
Lindsay Heaven – 69 out
Steve Palmer – 54 not out

Man of the Match – Lindsay Heaven

England Visually Impaired team 

Luke Sugg (captain)
Ed Hossell (vice captain)
Matt Dean
Rob Comber
Justin Hollingsworth
Hassan Khan
Pete Blueitt
Mark Turnham
Amin Afshari
Si Ledwith
Dan Field

Twelfth man
B1 – Mahomed Khatri
B2 – Mark Bond
B3 – James Millard

original article by www.ecb.co.uk