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Gary Ballance century boosts England Lions
9:50pm Friday 16th August 2013 in Sport
Gary Ballance struck his third century of the month on a rain-affected first day of the England Lions’ match against the touring Australians at Wantage Road.
Yorkshire batsman Ballance’s knock of 104 from 154 balls included 16 fours and one six as the Lions closed on 269-7, with spinner Nathan Lyon the pick of the Australia bowlers with three for 80.
Worcestershire all-rounder Moeen Ali also contributed 61 off 101 deliveries, but with bad weather forecast for Saturday the tourists’ hopes for batting practice in this match could well be frustrated.