By Lawrence Booth for the Daily Mail
Published: 22:05 GMT, 1 November 2019 | Updated: 22:19 GMT, 1 November 2019
James Vince has given himself an outside shot of resurrecting his Test career after inspiring England's experimental Twenty20 side to a 1-0 lead over New Zealand.
The tourists were waiting to hear the extent of Joe Denly's ankle injury in Wellington but his prospects of recovering to take part in this quickfire five-match 20-over series are slim. So there is a possibility England will be looking for a replacement batsman for the first Test in Mount Maunganui, starting on November 21.
Vince, whose previous innings at Christchurch's Hagley Oval was 76 in his most recent Test appearance in April 2018, may yet be staying in New Zealand longer than he imagined.
James Vince once again found the Hagley Oval happy hunting ground after last year's Test
Jonny Bairstow is also keen to resurrect his Test career after he was dropped from the squad, and will join England's training camp ahead of the series against South Africa this winter.
So Vince understands his place in the pecking order, but Friday's knock of 59 off 38 balls