Tymal Mills went wicketless during his Twenty/20 England debut on Tuesday evening, but he was still involved in the dismissal of two Sri Lankan batsmen at the Ageas Bowl, writes Liam Apicella.
The former Mildenhall and Tuddenham player was called up to the senior squad for the first time last month as a result of his recent displays in the shortest format of the game for Sussex.
Handed the ball in just the second over by captain Eoin Morgan, Mills’ first delivery in international cricket was clocked at 92.5 mph.
He proceeded to complete his allotted four overs and while he was unable to snare a wicket, the 23-year-old still returned respectable figures of 0-22.
His stint included 11 dot balls and just two fours.
In addition, Mills took the catch when opener Kusal Perera sent Liam Plunkett’s delivery down to short fine leg.
Then, it was during the ex-Mildenhall College Academy pupil’s spell that James Vince ran out Ramith Rambukwella.
The match itself proved to be fairly routine for England, who ran out victors by an eight-wicket margin.
Mills’ fellow debutant Liam Dawson shone with the ball, taking three wickets for the cost of 27 runs.
Chasing 141 to win, the home side made light work of that target thanks largely to an unbeaten knock of 73 from Jos Buttler.
England do not return to Twenty/20 action until September 7 when they face Pakistan at Old Trafford.