Search

Cricket: Ravi rues slip as Essex tie with Hampshire

PUBLISHED: 09:15 22 July 2018

Ravi Bopara of Essex unsuccessfully dives for the winning runs against Hampshire (pic Nick Wood/TGS Photo)

Ravi Bopara of Essex unsuccessfully dives for the winning runs against Hampshire (pic Nick Wood/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Essex's Ravi Bopara revealed his disappointment after being run out from the last ball of their Vitality Blast T20 match with Hampshire, which ended in a tie.

The hosts needed 13 from the last over to surpass Hampshire’s 170-5 and reduced that to two off the last ball, but Bopara came up agonisingly short.

He said: “I knew I was out. I slipped at the non-striker’s end. I was haring down and just as I turned to look where the ball was, I was too close to the crease.

“I had to put the brakes on and slipped – which is a stupid mistake for me really, I should have just got my head down and gone. I was excited like a little kid. You know, little kids need to check what’s happening out there.

“We needed 13 (from six balls), so I thought just put two out of the park and it’s game over. The first one went. Then there was a long delay [while James Vince needed treatment on an ankle injury]. That hurt us.

“On the last ball, I was thinking of just knocking into the leg-side. That way you’re guaranteed a tie, and you might get two anyway. Then the other thing is that you don’t want to die wondering, either. Just don’t get out, that was my plan. Hit the ball hard, just don’t get out. The plan was not to get them a catch or we’d end up losing. It just needed to go in the gap.”

Bopara’s 38 was his first T20 score above single figures this season, with the county having just one win in six South Group matches.

He added: “It hasn’t bothered me one bit – I know what T20 is like. If I’m going to bat in those positions, coming in a five or six, I know there are days when you’re going to have to go for it after four or five balls. If it comes off, great.

“It wasn’t affecting me too much. It was better because when I first went in. it was an achievable rate of nine or 10. It is when I walk in and we need 12 or 13, which we have done in the first few games, you’ve got to do something amazing to win the game.”

Latest East London Sports News

34 minutes ago

The latest boxing news from Tower Hamlets

The 40-year-old, who played in the Premier League for Charlton Athletic, is set to retire after playing in the FA Vase final at Wembley

Yesterday, 18:30

The club confirm Charlie Grainger, Alex Lawless, Charlie Lee and Jay Simpson will depart Brisbane Road on June 30th

Yesterday, 14:00

The attacking midfielder, who signed in January, impressed in the 1-0 loss at Wembley and has been backed for big things by Justin Edinburgh

Yesterday, 10:00

The midfielder made his final appearance for Leyton Orient in the FA Trophy final against AFC Fylde and paid tribute to the club

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Great Britain's women claimed their first home win in the FIH Pro League with a 2-0 success over Belgium.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Great Britain's women took a point following a penalty shoot-out loss to Argentina after a 1-1 draw on Saturday, while the men were edged out 3-2 by their rivals.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

The team behind All Points East have put together a mouth-watering line-up of local food and drink traders who will be fuelling the festival in May.

Rock band Sleeping With Sirens will lead the show at All Points East festival this summer in Victoria Park.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists