Luke Wright not bothered by missing maiden T20 century – Cricket News Update

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Luke Wright not bothered by missing maiden T20 century – Cricket News Update
Promising has said that he was not too disappointed after missing out on his maiden international ton against Afghanistan on Friday, insisting that his aim was to help the side put a big total on the board after losing a couple of wickets early on.
The defending champions were zero for one in the first over after from a shock. The all-rounder played his role magnificently playing a whirlwind knock of 99 runs from just 55 deliveries, the best score by an English batsman in a T20 International.
Needing three runs off the final ball of England’s innings to become the first Englishman to score a T20 ton, Luke Wright could manage only two runs, returning unbeaten on 99. His scintillating 99 was laced with eight muscular boundaries and six lofty sixes.
"There's always disappointment not to finish with a hundred,” said the top-order batsman when asked about missing out on becoming England’s first T20I centurion.
"If I'd been offered that this morning, I'd have snapped anyone's hand off. I was just so tired by the end, I was just happy to keep the board going. The most important thing was we got a big total and I think scoreboard pressure really told then," he added further.
After being put in to bat, England scored 196 for 5 in their allotted quota of 20 overs, before dismissing the Afghan line-up for just 80. Gulbodin Naib was the only batsman who stood up against the English bowling, scoring 44 runs from 32 balls, hitting five fours and three towering sixes. The rest of the Afghan line up fell for single digit scores.
Wright admitted that they were wary of Afghanistan before going into the match, especially after their impressive show against
"We knew how dangerous they were going to be,” said Wright. "We watched their game against India and saw the dangerous batters and obviously, after the first over, to come back the way we did and then bowl them out for 80 was a superb effort," he added further.



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