England One-Day Cup 2018
Vince classic puts Hants into final
Hampshire to face Kent in the final after a resounding semi-final win on home turf
19 June 2018, 01:33 PM AEST
Hampshire captain James Vince led from the front with a brilliant century as his side beat Yorkshire on Monday to book their place in the One-Day Cup final at Lord's.
Vince may be out of the England reckoning at present, but his 171 in Hampshire's semi-final total of 9-348 at Southampton was a reminder of his talent.
It proved all too much for visitors Yorkshire, who had five players away on England duty for the one-day international series with Australia.
The White Rose could only manage 241 in reply, with Hampshire and England spinner Liam Dawson taking 4-47.
"It is very pleasing," said Vince, whose side will play Kent in the June 30 final.
"We set a big score and then came out with the ball and set the tone early. It means a lot to get to Lord's.
"At the start of the tournament I got a couple of fifties but never got a big one, so to get a big one in the last one and this one is nice," he added after his second successive List A century.
Vince, batting at No.3, went to a hundred off just 83 balls before his second six, struck over long-on, took him to 150 in style.
He was eventually caught in the deep off Adam Lyth.
Yorkshire suffered a setback in their chase when India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was undone by a rising delivery from South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn that took the shoulder of the bat before finding its way to Jimmy Adams at second slip.
Vince had the last word in the match when, at mid-off, he caught Ben Coad off Chris Wood.
Hampshire will play Kent in the decider.