James Vince still believes England can retain the Ashes Cup

Updated: Dec 18, 2017, 08:44 IST | Agencies

James Vince hopes England can remain in the Ashes despite the fact his rearguard effort was cut off by a devilish crack in the WACA pitch as Mitchell Starc served up an unplayable delivery

James Vince hopes England can remain in the Ashes despite the fact his rearguard effort was cut off by a devilish crack in the WACA pitch as Mitchell Starc served up an unplayable delivery.

England's James Vince en route his 55 in Perth yesterday
England's James Vince en route his 55 in Perth yesterday

After unfurling 12 trademark boundaries, Vince (55) was bowled off-stump when left-armer Starc hit a crack from round the wicket and found deviation Vince admits would have defeated him every time. England reached 132-4 at stumps in the second innings, in reply to Australia's 662 for nine declared as they try to avoid a 0-3 defeat. "We have two guys [Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan] at the crease who spent a lot of time there in the first innings. We have to have belief we can stay in the series," he said.

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