Author Archive for Vic Marks at Bristol


England chase down huge Pakistan total thanks to Jonny Bairstow’s century

• Third ODI: Pakistan 358-9; England 359-4• Second biggest successful run chase in England ODI historyEngland’s greatest opening pair in this format made a mockery of what used to be regarded as a monumental target, as they went two up with two to play…


Liam Plunkett gets 50th ODI wicket in England washout with Sri Lanka

• Sri Lanka 248-9, England 16-1 (4.0 overs): no result
• Plunkett reaches landmark 11 years after his debut

Fifty-four overs and no result was the gloomy outcome of another Bristol one‑day international. In 2014 against India not a ball was bowled when the circus arrived here. on Sunday England had restricted Sri Lanka to 248 for nine and they fancied knocking off those runs despite the first-ball dismissal of Alex Hales. After four overs England’s reply was halted by dismal drizzle. All the cheerful, hard graft of Will Brown, Gloucestershire’s young chief executive, and his staff deserves more.

England impressed in the field again and as a result the Sri Lankan innings spluttered along on an old-fashioned Bristol surface where the ball seemed to stick for a millisecond after bouncing. There was not much carefree, effortless strokeplay once Eoin Morgan had opted to bowl first.

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