Vince hits marathon 201* for Hampshire in their draw with Somerset, at Taunton

James Vince hits marathon 201* for Hampshire
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Another England hopeful, James Vince gave his England selection chances a push by his marathon innings of 201* (facing 437 balls) and batting the whole final day against Somerset. 

Hampshire 231 and 432-4 (James Vince 201*, Hashim Amla 107, Rilee Rossouw 65*)

Somerset 506 (James Hildreth 184, Dominic Bess 92, Craig Overton 80; Gareth Berg 5-130)

Result and Points: Hampshire (9 pts) drew with Somerset (13 pts)

James Vince, the Hampshire captain, commented after the match: "I haven't been thinking too much about England selection and the innings was mainly for the team, but hopefully it helps in that direction too.

"You have to adapt to the match situation and I had to change my normal game a bit.

"The pitch had flattened out and I still tried to score at every opportunity, while concentrating on keeping my defence tight.

"I am not going to make any predictions about being in the England squad because you never know what is going to happen.

"Fingers crossed I will be selected and if so I will really look forward to the first Test at Lord's."

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