Vince: I’m disappointed – but I would have taken Ashes knock

England's James Vince walks off dejected after being runout by Nathan Lyon during day one of the Ashes Test match at The Gabba, Brisbane.
England's James Vince walks off dejected after being runout by Nathan Lyon during day one of the Ashes Test match at The Gabba, Brisbane.
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James Vince in action on day one of the Ashes at the Gabba in Brisbane

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James Vince admitted his disappointment after falling 17 runs short of a maiden Ashes century.

The Hampshire white-ball skipper struck 83 for England on the opening day of the first Test against Australia at the Gabba earlier today.

Vince arrived at the crease after Alastair Cook’s departure in the third over for just two runs.

But the number three batsman settled down well and shared a 125-run partnership with Mark Stoneman (53).

Vince struck 83 before he was run out by Nathan Lyon and England finished on 196 for four at the close of play.

The 26-year-old revealed, in hindsight, that he should not have went for the quick single.

But he ‘would have taken’ the knock before the start of play.

Vince told BT Sport: ‘It’s disappointing but at the start of the day if you’d offered me that I would have taken it. Hopefully the team can kick on in the morning.

‘I stuck to my game plan pretty well throughout, so there’s lots to build on for me.

‘My decision-making was pretty good, the pitch was quite easy-paced. I stuck to my gameplan throughout, so yes there’s lots to build on for me.

‘I feel like my game is in good order and I just tried to replicate that today.

‘It’s a disappointing way to go. It’s a great piece of fielding but if I could rewind then I would have stayed at the end.

‘It’s nice to get off to a good start. A few comments I’ve read have said that I’m not ready for Test cricket so hopefully I’ve proved a few people wrong.’