The Hundred: Will Smeed ecstatic after creating history

image-l6oqnax4Will Smeed celebrates his ton

Birmingham Phoenix batter Will Smeed created history to become the first ever centurion in The Hundred tournament. Smeed hit a phenomenal 101 off 50 balls and drove his team to victory on Wednesday. The ton is also the first ever in his career. 

The 20 year-old has had several close shaves last month, struggling to go past the 90 run-mark. He has been scoring consistently in domestic tournaments, including a 98 and 94 in the Vitality Blast. 

The opener seemed delighted to hit a century 

“It was awesome. I think Edgbaston is known for the crowd and the atmosphere. It definitely lived up to its name. It was nice to get the extra few runs because I have been stuck short a few times,”

“Obviously it was a great feeling coming off to the applause but to win as well and the atmosphere at the end was awesome so that was the main thing." 

“It is a learning lesson that you don’t have to hit every ball out of the middle of the bat. Hopefully the more I play, the more I can learn and improve.”

Will Smeed so far 

The opener was picked up by the Birmingham Phoenix after an incredible season in domestic T20 tournaments. He scored a whopping 166 runs at an average of 33.20 in the inaugural season of The Hundred, making him one of the highly regarded emerging players of English cricket.

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