Gary Ballance

  • Six England players receive first central contracts September 11, 2014

    London: Six players have been awarded central contracts by England for the first time, indicating the scale of the upheaval in the national team since the Ashes whitewash by Australia around the turn of the year. Moeen Ali, Gary Ballance, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes were among...
  • RootButtler put us in strong position: Gary Ballance August 17, 2014

    London: England batsman Gary Ballance rued at not completing another hundred against India in the fifth and final cricket Test here while praising teammate Joe Root for countering the visitors' efforts on day two. The hosts finished 237 runs ahead at stumps, replying to India's 148 runs with 385/7. "I felt good...
  • Match poised nicely for both teams, says Bell August 9, 2014

    Manchester: England have extended their lead to 85 runs against India but Ian Bell says the fourth Test match was still hanging in balance. Bell scored 58 runs in England's unfinished first innings as the hosts reached 237 for 6 at the end of day two. "It certainly is poised very nicely....
  • Alastair Cook helped Ballance to get his focus back August 6, 2014

    London: England lefthander Gary Ballance has admitted that a dinner with skipper Alastair Cook helped get his focus back in the game after he came in the news for his shirtless act in an inebriated state at a Nottingham pub after the conclusion of the first Test at Trent Bridge. The...
  • As it happened: India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 3 July 29, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 roundup: England started turning the screws on India in the second Test at Lord's, inspired by a century from Ian Bell on day two that ended with the hosts in the lead by 544 and the visitors staring...
  • 3rd Test: England ring a 'Bell' to lead India by 544 runs on Day 2 July 28, 2014

    England started turning the screws on India in the second Test at Lord's, inspired by a century from Ian Bell on day two that ended with the hosts in the lead by 544 and the visitors staring at the prospect of saving the game. England, who resumed the day at 247...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 3rd Test, Day 2 July 28, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 roundup: Gary Ballance continued to enjoy the Indian attack with another Test century while skipper Alastair Cook made a welcome return to form as the two made the most of England's decision to bat with a total of...
  • 3rd Test: Bowlers key for India on day two, England comfortable at 247/2 July 28, 2014

    Indian bowlers will be hoping to make quick inroads in England's batting line up when the team walk out for the second day of action in the third Test at the Southampton. India sorely missed their hero of Lord's victory, Ishant Sharma, who was ruled out due to an ankle...
  • 3rd Test: Ballance, Cook defy India on day one, England 247/2 July 27, 2014

    Gary Ballance continued to enjoy the Indian attack with another Test century while skipper Alastair Cook made a welcome return to form as the two made the most of England's decision to bat with a total of 247 for 2 at stumps on day one of the third Test at...
  • How India won only their second Test at Lord's in 82 years July 23, 2014

    Ajinkya Rahane's century gave a dream start to what turned out to be a historic Test for India, ended by a breathtaking display of fast bowling by Ishant Sharma that sucked life out of England. Here's how it all unfolded between July 17 and 21, 2014, at the Home of...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3 July 19, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Day 2 roundup: Gary Ballance buried the criticism of his prematch drinking binge with a fine century at Lord's on day two of the second Test against India, which took England within 76 runs of the visitors' first innings total...
  • Scoring a hundred at Lord's is amazing: Ballance July 19, 2014

    London: England's centurymaker on day two of the second Test versus India here, Gary Ballance on Friday said that his side needs to make use of the remaining wickets on day three and try to take a lead in the first innings. Ballance scored 110 runs and added to his century...
  • Indian bowlers bowled in right areas, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar July 19, 2014

    London: India medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Friday said the onus will be on the bowling attack to quickly get rid of the remaining English batting on day three of the second Test at Lord's here. Kumar took 4 for 46 in the hosts' first innings as they reached 219 for...
  • 2nd Test: Gary Ballance hundred cuts India's lead to 76 on Day 2 July 18, 2014

    Gary Ballance buried the criticism of his prematch drinking binge with a fine century at Lord's on day two of the second Test against India, which took England within 76 runs of the visitors' first innings total of 295. Ballance scored 110 and added 98 in a fifthwicket stand with Moeen...
  • Gary Ballance goes on drinking binge, warned by coach Moores July 17, 2014

    London: England's toporder batsman Gary Ballance has been handed a stern warning by team's coach Peter Moores over the lefthander's conduct in a drunken state at a Nottingham pub after the end of the first Test match. Pictures of Ballance in a topless state with a beer can in hand was...
  • England need to 'put wrongs right' in Lord's Test: Ballance July 16, 2014

    London: England might have been rattled by their recent batting collapse but Gary Ballance believes his team will learn from the previous game and look to "put wrongs right" in the second Test against India, starting at Lord's on Thursday. Ballance said England must address their fragility, saying that it was...
  • 1st Test: England fight their way to 352/9 on Day 3, trail India by 105 July 11, 2014

    Dogged resistance by Joe Root and England's late order helped the hosts recover from a precarious 205 for 7 to reach 352/9 at stumps on day three to blunt the effort of Indian pacers and cut down the visitors lead to 105. A sixwicket burst by India, thanks to Bhuvneshwar Kumar...
  • 2nd Test: Sam Robson's maiden ton gives England 63run lead over Sri Lanka June 22, 2014

    Leeds: Sam Robson hit his maiden Test century before England lost three wickets for three runs on Saturday to finish the second day on 320 for 6 in their first innings with a 63run lead over Sri Lanka in the second Test. The 24year old Robson went to tea on 98...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 5 June 17, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Prematch: Gary Ballance hit an unbeaten 104 for his first Test century as England fought back to finish the fourth day on 267 for 8 and lead Sri Lanka by 389 runs. With one day left, the Sri Lankans will have...
  • 1st Test: England lead Sri Lanka by 389 runs on Day 4 June 16, 2014

    London: Gary Ballance hit an unbeaten 104 on Sunday for his first Test century as England fought back to finish the fourth day on 267 for 8 and lead Sri Lanka by 389 runs in the first Test at Lord's. With one day left, the Sri Lankans will have to pass...
  • England's Gary Ballance to bat at three against Sri Lanka June 11, 2014

    Yorkshire's Gary Ballance is set to bat in England's problem position of number three in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's on Thursday. England captain Alastair Cook said the Zimbabweborn lefthander would come in at first wicket down when speaking to reporters at Lord's on Wednesday. When Ballance made his...
  • 2nd ODI, Aus vs Eng: as it happened January 17, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: England opt to bat against Australia. England were hoping to redeem their campaign in the 50over format but got off to a bad start by losing the first onedayer against Australia in Melbourne by six wickets. But the fivematch ODI series...
  • 1st ODI: Aaron Finch hundred guides Australia to win January 12, 2014

    Melbourne: Aaron Finch made his second century in oneday cricket internationals, sharing a 163run opening partnership with David Warner that lifted Australia to a sixwicket win over England Sunday in the first of a fourmatch series. Finch made 121 and Warner 65 as Australia, in a carefully measured chase, ran down...
  • England 212 for 7 declared against Australian XI in warmup November 29, 2013

    Alice Springs: England Test aspirants Jonny Bairstow and the previously uncapped and Zimbabweborn Gary Ballance topscored for the tourists in their 212 for 7 declared on the first day of a twoday match against a Cricket Australia Chairman's XI. Sent in to bat, England slumped to 149 for 6 on Friday...
  • Matt Prior backs Gary Ballance to bounce back November 4, 2013

    Standin captain Matt Prior has backed "unflappable" batsman Gary Ballance to bounce back and press for an Ashes Test spot after a firstball duck in England's opening tour match in Australia. The Yorkshire lefthander missed a big opportunity to stake his claim for the number six batting spot in the series...
  • The Ashes: Monty Panesar in England squad after drunken incident September 24, 2013

    London: England selectors forgave players for drunken incidents by naming them on Monday in the squad heading to Australia in search for a fourth straight Ashes victory. Spinner Monty Panesar is in the 17man travelling party despite last month being fined by police for drunk and disorderly conduct urinating in...