英格蘭對南非。愛麗絲-戴維森-理查茲說與納特-斯基弗並肩作戰的世紀是 "非常特別的"。

3個月前
英格蘭對南非。愛麗絲-戴維森-理查茲說與納特-斯基弗並肩作戰的世紀是 "非常特別的"。

最後更新於.從婦女板球部分。

英格蘭隊的愛麗絲-戴維森-理查茲說,與同學納特-斯基弗一起打出她的處女測試世紀是 "非常、非常特別的"。

兩人在2007年至2011年期間在埃普森學院一起打球。

"28歲的戴維森-理查茲說:"有納特在場,意義重大。

"從多年前一起開車到拉夫堡[英格蘭國家板球表演中心],到一起參加測試賽,真的非常、非常特別。"

英格蘭隊曾以65比0領先,當隊長希瑟-奈特在與斯基弗混戰後被擊出局時,比分滑落至86比3。

當索菲亞-鄧克利和艾米-瓊斯倒下時--戴維森-理查茲和斯基弗一起出現--英格蘭隊以121比5領先,仍然落後163分。

但是Sciver和Davidson-Richards在58局中打出了207分--這是英格蘭女排在測試中的第二高合作關係,改變了比賽的勢頭。

在賽後輕鬆的採訪中,兩人都說在接近里程碑的時候彼此都比較緊張。

"我有點渾身不自在,"戴維森-理查茲說。

"這是地獄般的一天,我真的不認為即使我做了那樣的夢,它還能更順利。我非常高興。"

戴維森-理查茲是自她之前唯一一次出現在國際賽場上--2018年的六場白球比賽--以來第一次回到英格蘭隊的陣營。

她承認,從那時起,她曾一度認為自己的國際生涯已經結束。

"我肯定覺得有一些階段,我覺得這是不可能的,"戴維森-理查茲告訴BBC體育。

"[這]不是說我不認為我不夠好,但我絕對認為我現在是一個更好的球員和一個更全面的人,我現在更準備好了,我只是在我可以的時候接受這一切。"

  • 戴維森-理查茲在被召回英格蘭後的眼淚

斯基弗在單日國際賽中已經打出了五個世紀,包括在世界盃決賽中對澳大利亞的最後一局為英格蘭隊打出的成績,但這是她第一次在最長的比賽中達到三位數。

"這真的意味着一切,"參加第八次測試的Sciver說。

"我覺得我已經接近過幾次了,能夠得到三位數,並且和愛麗絲在一起,這真是太棒了。

船長奈特在被斯基弗叫出單打後,沒能站穩腳跟,以8分出局。

"我當時感到很內疚,絕對的!"斯基弗說。

"不過她已經原諒我了,她告訴我了。如果我沒到一個世紀就出去了,她可能就不會了。"


Last updated on .From the section Women's Cricket

England's Alice Davidson-Richards says it was "really, really special" to hit her maiden Test century alongside schoolmate Nat Sciver.

The pair played together between 2007 and 2011 at Epsom College.

"It meant a lot having Nat there," Davidson-Richards, 28, said.

"From driving up to Loughborough [England's national cricket performance centre] together, however many years ago, to playing in a Test match together was really, really special."

England were 65-0 before slipping to 86-3 when captain Heather Knight was run-out after a mix up with Sciver.

When Sophia Dunkley and Amy Jones fell - and Davidson-Richards and Sciver came together - England were 121-5, still 163 behind.

But Sciver and Davidson-Richards put on 207 - England women's second-highest partnership for any wicket in Test wicket - in 58 overs to change the momentum of the game.

In a relaxed post-match interview both said they were more nervous for each other approaching the landmark.

"I am a bit all over the shop," Davidson-Richards said.

"It was one hell of a day and I really don't think even if I'd dreamed like that it could have gone any better. I am pretty chuffed."

Davidson-Richards is back to the England fold first the first time since her only previous international appearances - six white-ball games in 2018.

She admitted there were times since where she thought her international career was over.

"I definitely feel like there were stages where I didn't feel like it was possible," Davidson-Richards told BBC Sport.

"[It was] not that I didn't think I wasn't good enough, but I definitely think I am a better player and a more rounded person now and I'm more ready for it now and I'm just taking it all in while I can." • None Davidson-Richards on her tears after England recall

Sciver has scored five centuries in one-day internationals, including in the World Cup final against Australia in her last innings for England, but this was the first time she has reached three figures in the longest format.

"It means everything really," said Sciver, who is playing in her eighth Test.

"I feel like I've been close a couple of times and it is brilliant to get three figures and to do it out there with Alice."

Skipper Knight was out for eight when she failed to make her ground having been called through for a single by Sciver.

"I was feeling the guilt, definitely!" Sciver said.

"She has forgiven me though, she's told me. If I'd gotten out without getting to a century she might not have."

編輯精選

熱門新聞