August 5, 2010

Awesome batting!

Filed under: Kent — sarahcanterbury @ 8:59 pm

Quite brilliant today – Geraint Jones hits one of 3 sixes in his highest ever score of 178. It was a privilege to witness.

LV=CC Kent v Somerset Day 3, Canterbury, 5 August 2010

Image © Sarah Ansell

Words courtesy of Cricinfo:

At 260 for 8 Kent were in real danger of missing out on a third batting bonus point, but thanks to Jones they cut the Somerset lead to only eight by the time their last wicket fell and took their batting points tally to four.

Right-hander Jones intelligently farmed the strike during a ninth-wicket stand with Amjad Khan that added 90 in 13.5 overs, with Khan contributing just 11. After Jones had manoeuvred his side past 300, he unfurled an array of shots that saw him kick on from his second century of the summer and through the 150 barrier in a further 45 deliveries.

Jones lost Khan with the score on 350 when he fell leg before to a full-length ball from Kartik, but he nevertheless went on to better his previous career-best total of 156, achieved against Surrey last year. By the time he went lbw, hit on the boot by an Alfonso Thomas yorker, Jones had chalked up 24 fours and three sixes in taking Kent through to 372.


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