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England vs Sri Lanka 1st Test: Gary Ballance’s interview after century at Lord’s

A video interview of England batsman Gary Ballance, who scored a fine century on the fourth day of the opening Test to put his side in command against Sri Lanka at Lord’s.

Gary Ballance came to England‘s rescue with a maiden Test hundred after Sri Lanka threatened to seize control at Lord’s on Sunday, AFP reported.

England were 267 for eight in their second innings at stumps on the fourth day of the first Test, a lead of 389 runs. The 24-year-old Ballance, entrusted with the key number three position in only his second Test, was 104 not out after going to his century in the last over of the day with a six off spinner Rangana Herath.

“It’s a great feeling and I can’t really describe my emotions right now,” Zimbabwe-born left-hander Ballance told BBC Radio‘s Test Match Special. “I didn’t really think about getting a hundred tonight but I went for it.” He further added, “We have put ourselves in a good position to win the game. Hopefully a few will keep a bit low and if we can nip one or two out we have a good chance.”

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