Sunday, July 11, 2021

100 England Appearances

It's now 100 England appearances in ODIs for Ben. Before leading England to a series win over Pakistan, Ashley Giles presented Ben with his cap for reaching the "100" landmark.

Making his debut in England's 11 run win over Ireland (August 2011), Ben has recorded 3 ODI centuries and 21 half-centuries. He has scored 2839 ODI runs for England with a current highest of 102no made against Australia in 2017. He has taken 74 wickets and in 2013 returned best figures of 5-61 again against Australia.

Statistics are important, but it's Ben's performances for England in ODIs that fans remember.

Etched into the memories of England supporters are Ben's batting heroics during the tense 2019 ICC World Cup Final, when England defeated New Zealand in the super over.

Ben's hundredth ODI saw England seal a series win over Pakistan by 52 runs, giving him two consecutive wins as captain.

Batting first, England survived testing periods during their innings before posting 247 all out in an match reduced to 94 overs.

England wrapped up the series when Pakistan lost their final wicket for 195 in the forty-first over.

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