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Gary Ballance

Gary Simon Ballance (born 22 November 1989, Harare, Zimbabwe) is a Zimbabwean-born English first-class cricketer.

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Gary Ballance could bat at No. 3 in the first Test against South Africa at Lord's next week.
Gary Ballance, Liam Dawson named in England squad for Joe Root's first Test as captain 🆚 South Africa 🏏.
Gary Ballance is back in the England Test fold after a prolific county summer so far 🏏. Good move by the selectors?…
England recall Gary Ballance for first Test against South Africa at Lord's
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Welcome return to for Gary Ballance, weight of runs could not be ignored
Gary Ballance left stranded on 98 as Yorkshire bowled out for 283. Somerset need 262 to win
955 - Gary Ballance has currently scored the most runs across the 2017 & (955); averaging 95.5 in that…
CAPTAIN'S KNOCK: Gary Ballance became the first Yorkshire captain to score two centuries in a first-class match
Gary Ballance just reverse-swept England's Liam Dawson for four.
Zim cricketer Gary Ballance has turned out to be another Graeme Hick...he puts up great numbers in County Cricket but fails for England.
I see the English cricket team have roped in another SAfrican (Keaton Jennings) to shore up their top order.. ..and out goes Gary Ballance.
Moeen Ali has been batting at 8 while players like nick Compton and Gary Ballance got to mess around in the middle order. Absolute madness
Wish you a happy birthday Gary Ballance .🎂
Chris Waters: Yorkshire’s Gary Ballance remains best bet to solve England’s batting dilemma in India…
A very happy birthday to Gary Ballance.Sincerely hope the nephew of former Zimbabwe skipper Dave Houghton will bounce back into the
🎂🎉Happy Birthday to batsman Gary Ballance, who made two centuries in a summer here in 2014...…
Gary Ballance and Callum Ferguson having great birthdays this week I'm sure.
Zimbabwe born, England Top-Order Batsman 'Gary Ballance' who are in India currently to play 5-match Test Series,...
He is the 3rd fastest England player to reach 1,000 Test runs, taking 17 innings to reach the milestone. Happy Birthday to Gary Ba…
Gary Ballance can't ever don an England shirt again, surely? Scott Borthwick should have his chance 6 months ago
One Test too many unless you are Gary Ballance eh but even as a fan his returns in 2016 are modest
That match also had Gary Ballance in only his second test, a new era of course
Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler batting ahead of Gary Ballance in England's last warm-up. Suspect Hameed opens with Duckett at 4
Gary Ballance will calm everything down with his Yorkshire banter. Unless...
Gary Ballance wants to secure England Test place: England batsman Gary Ballance wants to cement his ...
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Gary Ballance has asked Joe Root for a big help
Still don't understand how Gary Ballance can get in the test team over people like Borthwick and Jennings.
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Ballance turns to Root for Bangladesh spin tips: CHITTAGONG (AFP) - Batsman Gary Ballance sai...
Hi Legend. Is Gary Ballance really test quality? Do you think he'll struggle in India?
Love this pic of Stuart Broad and new boy Haseeb Hameed
Gary Ballance wants to cement his place in the Test squad:
English batsman Gary Ballance turns to Joe Root for Bangladesh spin tips. -
How Yorkshire and England’s Gary Ballance plans to deal with the spin threat in Bangladesh.
Gary Ballance turns to Joe Root for spin tips.
Bangladesh vs England: Gary Ballance turns to Joe Root for hosts spin tips England, who defeated Bangladesh in …
Ballance aims to cement position: Gary Ballance hopes a strong showing this winter against Bangladesh will se...
Tim Bresnan finishes this year's county championship with a batting average of 48.13. Thats 14.22 more than what Gary Ballance managed.
Sam curran averaging 47 this season, that's better than James Vince and Gary Ballance, Just saying.
WICKET! Yasir Shah gets Gary Ballance caught at leg slip by Asad Shafiq for 28. 282-5.
Gary Ballance having a Test average of 46 and batting like he has never played cricket before is my favourite thing
Gary Ballance inside-edges Rahat Ali on to his stumps and is bowled for 23. England 311 for 4
Tea at Lord's, with England 6-155 chasing 283. Shah with the wickets of Moeen Ali and Gary Ballance in that session. https:…
Gary Ballance drives the new ball for four and ENG have 300. Top work.
Gary Ballance recalled by England but James Anderson misses out should Buttler be in keeping and Bairstow bat only?
Its the wrong Eid, but is Gary Ballance Mohammed Amir's bakra for the series :)
Well Gary is definitely out of Ballance!!!
Gary Ballance you imposter, can't play fast bowling. How on earth isn't Scott Borthwick in the England squad for this week.
Gary Ballance and Toby Roland-Jones included in first Test squad .
Ridiculous decision to pick Gary Ballance again. Only time he moves his feet is when he's walking off. Jos Buttler ignored- unbelievable
No need for Gary Ballance to get an England recall really, is there?
Gary Ballance reveals he received news of  England Test recall while grocery shopping: 'It's come as a bit of a…
Gary Ballance: "I've had some time away, the chance to work on my game, and I feel like I've got back to where I want to be."
for sure you are not suggesting Gary Ballance has the talent or the eye of a Viv Richards?
Gary Ballance is back in the England team
Ballance over Butler...good stuff England, we will take it anyday of the week ;) . .
Gary Ballance as surprised as anyone to find out he had been recalled by England ...
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Gary Ballance admits his 'surprise' after recall for Lord's Test v Pakistan
Gary Ballance and Toby Roland-Jones included in England Test squad: England's selectors today announced a 12-...
Gary Ballance in the England Test squad again? Seriously, there are no better players in England?
Gary Ballance recalled to the England side for first Test with Pakistan .
Gary Ballance recalled for first Test against Pakistan while James Anderson misses out…
Batsman Ballance recalled by England: Gary Ballance is recalled to the England side for the first ...
Got nothing against Gary ballance but surely Scott Borthwick has done enough to get a chance? Just as good a bat and can bowl 🤔🤔
Gary Ballance and Toby Roland-Jones named in England squad for 1st Test v Pak. No Stokes, Buttler or Anderson
Jimmy Anderson out of 1st Test against Pakistan as England hand out two surprise call-ups
Gary Ballance again? Another exciting selection by the ECB. Does an Average of 33 really warrant a selection?
Congratulations to Gary Ballance on his return to the England team. Well done to & too. Congratulations to
how on earth has gary ballance been included in the 1st test squad? Done nothing all season apart from this week and gets picked bizarre.
England recall Yorkshire batsman Gary Ballance for first Test against Pakistan
Gary Ballance, Brendan Taylor, Solomon Mire and your boy Kyle Jarvis is one other reason why I stayed away yesterday.
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Stuart Broad bowling at Joe Root, Gary Ballance, Jonny Bairstow et al at Trent Bridge today should be as good as the championship gets
He can, just not as well as James Taylor or James Vince or Gary Ballance or Jonny Bairstow.
Ballance has selfish hunger for runs back. Andrew Gale is backing Gary Ballance to star for England...
Andrew Gale tips Yorkshire team-mate Gary Ballance for England Test recall...
Ian Bell could not quite make the same early statement as Gary Ballance managed in Abu Dhabi but a lower-order figh...
Why did the cricketer go to the bank? To check his Gary Ballance!
Ah, the days when Gary Ballance was an ODI player...
at least they have Gary ballance to prop the averages up. Oh wait...
I agree. Shame no-one had the same faith in Gary Ballance...
Why has my zero ballance been applied to my cedit reports ? Also my new account. Your client gary doyle.
So Gary Ballance can't make it to any of England's squads. Dai adzoka hake kumusha. Jersey rake riripo.
Gary Ballance and Joe Root had torrid Tests against New Zealand but Alastair Cook provides a glimm..
Imagine South Africa bowling to Cook, Root, & Now they face Gary Ballance.well done and Andrew Strauss!
If anyone has a case for continuing to pick Ian Bell above Gary Ballance, I'd love to hear it.
Andrew Gale hits out at England over Gary Ballance and Adam Lyth axe
Jonny Bairstow has replaced Gary Ballance at the crease. He replaced him in the England team this summer.
Gary Ballance is keen on impressing selectors with his performances for Yorkshire.
Gary Ballance keen to impress selectors after getting dropped during Ashes 2015: Gary Ballance is keen on impr...
England looking to restore Ballance: report -
Dropped during the Gary Ballance is reportedly set to earn an England recall:
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Gary Ballance could return for England winter tours: The batsman was dropped after two Tests of the Investec S...
Argh, done a Gary Ballance again. Completely slipped my mind that he'd gone there. Just assumed he was at Milan.
Gary Ballance could return for England winter tours - “There will be disappointing days and disappointing games, b...
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Gary Ballance dropped for England then makes 165 for Yorkshire! County Cricket not up to standard
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we'll be saying the same about Gary Ballance in 2 years time!
Not even a mention of Gary Ballance... He's got 4 test 100s and an average of 47!
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Gary tips the Ballance for Yorkshire -
They'll probs have like Gary Ballance as a pundit
Great photo from yday. Delighted for my team mates but Gary Ballance is missing here! He's a big part of our team!
which is why I hope Gary Ballance makes it back to the batting line up
Centurion Gary Ballance aims for England victory push on day five
How come Gary Ballance didn't get a rating Swanny? Played one more Test than Siddle
Good fair scores but where was Gary Ballance in all this?
2015 winner Gary Ballance drew and it's currently selling for £297, just minutes remaining!
Gary Ballance? Not at the celebrations! Played a part albeit a small one. Still deserved recognition as a squad player
why was Gary Ballance not invited back?
Cricketec news update Yorkshire’s Gary Ballance gives England timely reminder of talents at Sussex
vaughny what about Gary Ballance's chances of a recall for UAE
Don't forget Gary Ballance. The 61 he scored at Cardiff and the partnership with was huge when you look back.
Dear England, Please, please, please rest Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Adil Rashid & Gary Ballance for the rest of the summer. Regards,. Essex
England boys celebrating while Gary ballance is in a pavy in hove having seconds
Feel a bit bad for Gary Ballance at the presentation as he's currently fielding for I see Jimmy Anderson got a medal..
If Jimmy gets a medal and a chance to be on the podium, why doesn't Gary Ballance
Is Gary Ballance here to pick up his award?
Gary Ballance undeserving of a medal, nice.
Gary Ballance deserves an Ashes medal more than Adam Lyth...
Gary Ballance must be cursing his luck...Adam Lyth must be counting his blessings
Former England captain Michael Vaughan wants Jonny Bairstow to replace Gary Ballance for the third Ashes Test.
ICYMI... Yorkshire take control against Sussex after superb 165 from Gary Ballance...
Gary Ballance was dropped during the Ashes, Adil Rashid hasn't played. They both had a good day against Sussex
.Gary Ballance clocked 165 against Sussex to keep the champions in charge.
Sky shows England's top 10 scorers of the Ashes. Included in the list are Stuart Broad, Gary Ballance and Mark Wood. Jos Buttler off screen.
Gary Ballance hits 69 as Yorkshire beat Derbyshire by seven runs in a rain-affected One-Day Cup game.
Gary Ballance reaches his 2nd successive Royal London fifty and then Leaning falls next ball, caught at long-on. 175-4 in the 37th
Aakash Chopra goes deep at to show what's wrong with Gary Ballance's technique
ICYMI... Jonny Bairstow replaces Gary Ballance in England squad and Liam Plunkett called up in bid t...
About time Gary Ballance got the hook. the obvious replacement
Michael Vaughan: should drop Gary Ballance and bring in Jonny Bairstow
England should call up Jonny Bairstow for Gary Ballance for the third Ashes Test, says ex-captain Michael Vaughan.
Column: Gary Ballance. The ex-Barnsley man with attitude to overcome slump >
Ashes 2015: Bob Willis thinks Adam Lyth and Gary Ballance will continue to ... - SkySports
I still stand by my statement of dropping Gary Ballance and Ian Bell for James Taylor and Jonny Bairstow
Great day for Adam Lyth, Gary Ballance and Ian Bell to get some confidence for the rest of...
Gary Ballance's inability to get forward is astounding, this is an international batsman not a park player. John Hall will not be happy
Nasser Hussain in praise of Gary Ballance, who scored a gutsy 61 to help Root dig England out of trouble
You don't drop performers like Alistair Cook, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Moeen Ali and Stuart Broad. Broad in particular; 287 wickets at 29.77
Thinking of number 3s. Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, and then Gary Ballance. Definitely doesn't cut it!
The way Ian Bell and Gary Ballance decided not to review their LBW decisions shows they put the team needs before their own
Respect to Gary Ballance for getting some runs today. Out of form but dug in and got us out of trouble. Ian Bell on the other hand...
Balanced day. Descent fightback by Joe Root & Gary Ballance. Bells ringing for Ian Bell.
winning Ashes not impossible if Alastair Cook ,Ian Bell ,Gary Ballance ,Joe Root and Ben Stokes give their best to the team.
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Gary Ballance reminds me so much of Jesse Ryder
Gary Ballance scores a century for England in first test against West Indies. Watch it live on Sky Sports 2
Gary Ballance averages 60+, is a fat lad who takes his shirt off in clubs and you haven't picked him. You're an ***
Another top 100 by the ICC young player of the year Gary Ballance along with sparkling knocks from Joe & Jos. Still have to work hard 4 win!
Big up to Gary Ballance for a potentially match-winning Test ton. Unglamorous but a quality batsman.
100 for Gary Ballance! The young batsman gets his fourth Test hundred in just his ninth match. 103 runs off 233 balls for Balla…
Well played Gary Ballance fourth Test century in only his ninth Test match. Class act. Go big Gaz.
Gary Ballance will bat against his England team-mates on Wednesday
Poor Joe Root. I reckon Gary Ballance would be pretty handy, though.
England include Alex Hales and Chris Jordan, in place of Gary Ballance and Steven Finn, in team to play Bangladesh at
England make two team changes as Alex Hales replaces Gary Ballance and Chris Jordan comes in for Steven Finn
must start instead of Gary Ballance in order for England to win this in the batting department
“Gutted to see Gary Ballance play instead of one of England's only players that can hit out
Another game changing knock from Gary Ballance. Pretty sure he wouldn't hit water if he fell out a boat. are a disgrace
Eoin Morgan backs Gary Ballance to fire for England against Sri Lanka Okay, but Taylor was doing a great job at 3!!
“My favourite innings by an Englishman in 2014, has got to be Gary Ballance's Lord's ton vs India” Moeen Ali in Srilanka ?
"I’ll never forget the way he got to the hundred." Alastair Cook on Gary Ballance's 1st ton.
Emerging Cricketer of the Year award: Nomination - England duo Gary Ballance and Ben Stokes, and New Zealand's pair of Corey Anderson and Jimmy Neeshan have been shortlisted for the Emerging Cricketer of the Year award. To qualify for that award, a player has to be under the age of 26 and should have played fewer than five Tests and/or 10 ODIs at the start of the voting period, which is August 26, 2013. Two Afghanistan (Mohammad Nabi and Samiullah Shenwari) and two Scotland players (Calum MacLeod and Preston Mommsen) have been nominated for the Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year award.
Great to see that Gary Ballance & have all been selected for the Lions tour of SA!
Yes. I can see why it's happening, though. Has a great legacy- including being Gary Ballance's mentor
whys Gary Ballance in the lions squad for first class squad?
Congratulations on your call up for Lions Gary Ballance
Congrats to and Gary Ballance for call ups to the Lions
Glad England are easing Jonathan back into international setup, just not quite sure why given his age & Gary Ballance's impact at 3.
What is the point of Gary Ballance being in the Lions squad? He's established himself in tests, surely he's taking someone else's spot?
Why is Gary Ballance on the lions tour?
What's Gary Ballance doing in that Lions squad? He's the senior team's best batsman
The form of Sam Robson and Gary Ballance vindicates their selection, but concerns about Alastair Cook remain, says Jonathan Agnew.
presume Gary Ballance tops that list the next time he steps over the boundary in a test match...
Gary Ballance continues his diary entries with us following his trip to Las Vegas!
and you are going off topic. By the way, show me the evidence that Peter Ballance doesn't know Gary?
Trouble back at the hotel. & Gary Ballance had to be separated. Root heard to say "Gaz always gets the top bunk …
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Ian Chappell said at the start of the summer that he would drop Gary Ballance because he wasn't good enough. Genius.
Said it all summer but Gary Ballance is such a class act. Will score runs for England for the next 10 years! Could break records.
Life doesn't get better than watching Gary Ballance bat
Mark Nicholas, writing about Englad's new number 3 batsman, Gary Ballance.
A very positive article about Gary Ballance written by Mark Nicholas. Thanks to the cretins in ZANU PF and at...
England vs India LIVE cricket Test series: Gary Ballance out for 156 before lunch as Joe Root comes in
India Tour of England: Listless show by Indian bowlers as England reach 358/3 at lunch; Gary Ballance scores 156: The Indian bowling lacked bite as centurion Gary Ballance and veteran Ian Bell batted with consummate ease to take England to a comfortable 358 for three at lunch on the second day of the third cricket Test here today. While part-time off-spinner Rohit Sharma got lucky as he got Ballance (156) out to a dubious caught behind decision, the Indian bowlers didn't look threatening at all on a flat Ageas Bowl deck where the English batsmen scored freely. At lunch, Bell, who has had a torrid time in the series was batting on 68 with form man Joe Root (2 batting) for company. The Bell-Ballance pair added 142 runs for the third wicket stand. The Englishmen scored runs at a fair clip today as they added 111 runs in 29 overs of play in the pre-lunch season. Beginning on overnight score of 247 for two, India needed quick wickets with the second new ball which was only 10 overs old at the start of play tod ...
Another weekend ending where you don't know which sporting hero to applaud the most, Jo Rowsell, Laura Trott, Gary Ballance, Lewis.
England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 1st day India's slipshod slips Ravindra Jadeja's drop of Alastair Cook was indicative of the challenge India face in establishing a reliable cordon Sidharth Monga at the Ageas Bowl July 27, 2014 It is early in the morning, the pitch is fresh, the ball is seaming around a little, Alastair Cook is uncertain, he pushes at a wide delivery from debutant Pankaj Singh, and the edge is taken. Yet another failure for Cook, yet another early entry for No. 3 Gary Ballance, yet another early breakthrough for India. Hold on, though. The ball has gone knee high, to Ravindra Jadeja's left at third slip, and has spilled out of his hands. Cook, who was only 15, goes on to score 95, India take only two wickets in the day, and you are left to wonder how the day would have panned out had India taken that catch. This is not the first time a catch has been dropped in the slips, nor is this the first time the reprieved batsman has made a team pay, but India have now dropped eight ...
Alastair Cook returns to form and Gary Ballance hits third test ton as England dominate
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Alastair Cook fell agonisingly short of a century, but Gary Ballance did reach three figures as England...
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Alastair Cook missed out, but Gary Ballance goes all the way to a 100. Top innings.
Alastair Cook fell just five runs short of his first century in 29 Test innings today but helped Gary Ballance put England in a great position after day one at the Rose Bowl. After today's knock, is Cook back in form with the bat? Let us know here:
Ah…..Alastair Cook just needed five runs to make his come back from a weird lean patch a more memorable one but, the most important thing is that the England captain is among the runs and it would not have happened had Lady Luck not favored him – Jadeja dropped Cook when he was on just ten! Though it might sound pretty stupid to talk about the importance of luck in life but you can’t deny the impact of ‘slice of luck’ in every aspect of life! Surely, hard work is a necessary to impress the Lady Luck! But still not everyone can impress her. Gary Ballance had been brilliant and more resolute and he made it sure that the day belonged to England. Of course, the Indians can’t expect to fetch wickets on this track with such a bowling display – too straight, on the length more and not back of a length and more width outside off! The dense grass on the track didn’t matter much and this track is not like Lord’s where the grass spread more. This track is a bit harder and on this track, back of a l ...
Alastair Cook found his long-lost form, Gary Ballance scored his 2nd consecutive ton. Day 1 of Southampton Test clearly belonged to England.
England dominate Day 1 at Southampton. Gary Ballance unbeaten on 104. Alastair Cook hits 95 to help team to 247/2 against India. Scorecard:
"Got told years ago by Dave Houghton watch out for a kid called Gary Ballance." Well he'd know considering he's his uncle.
OUT!! Sam Robson is caught at 3rd slip as Shami gets the breakthrough. England 55-1 , Gary Ballance is the new man at the crease
How India won only their second Test at Lord's in 82 years 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 Cricket - Lord's. Day 1: Rahane to the rescue Rahane's stellar hundred saved India the blushes on the opening day of the second Test against England, taking them to a respectable 290 for 9 after James Anderson gave England control on a green-top Lord's track. Rahane, batting at No. 4, scored 103 and shared a crucial 90-run partnership for the eighth wicket with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (36) to take India out of the woods from 145 for 7 after the top order failed to convert their starts into something big. Anderson once again starred for England with the ball, ending with figures of 4 for 54. Day 2: Ballance hundred cuts India's lead short Gary Ballance buried the criticism of his pre-match dri ...
kya hoga aaj 2 test match ka result...??? INDIA target of 319 for England in the second Test at Lord's. In reply, England lost four of their main batsmen in Sam Robson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell and Alastair Cook to end Day 4 at 105/4. —
Gary Ballance hits his maiden Test century as England close day four of the first Test 389 ahead of Sri Lanka.
it was one of the funniest pieces - I love how he stood outside club chanting England! He is a legend.
Gary Ballance smashing a ton on a green deck at lords! Whose your tip in that one ?
After a load of nonsense in the press, Gary Ballance showed what he's all about: batting bloody well. Jo Harman on day two of England v India at Lord's.
India tour of England: Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s balancing act Behind the Compton stand, the Metropolitan water fountain — a functional heritage specimen from the 17th century — with its serpentine queue, looked like a municipal tap below a Mumbai chawl. The crowd in front of the stall selling icy Pimms had the urgency and desperation of the bustling mass that gathers at a Delhi theka on eve of a dry day. On a day when the mercury touched 30 degrees, the Indian summer truly came to Lord’s. The heat had turned the opening day’s greenish track into a Kotla-like brown and dusty pitch. The swing and seam movement had faded through the day and towards the end of the final session, India seemed to be playing at home. Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja bowling a longish spell from one-end, pacers at the other end attempting reverse swing and the game dragging into a slow crawl. But for the understated crowd and their regimented applause, this could have been Eden, Motera or even Green Park. Interestingly, the ...
caught up on the whole Gary Ballance 'outrage' - who are these Mary Whitehouse moralisers ?! Leave the lad alone! Agree with
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Brilliant innings from Gary Ballance... He plays for Yorkshire you know.
Gary Ballance loves batting at the - here's what he said after his majestic ton against http…
Read what Gary Ballance had to say about hitting his second consecutive ton at Lord's here.
Alastair Cook nears his tipping point: For the second time in three days Gary Ballance saved Alastair Cook fro...
"This match would already be lost without Gary Ballance's contribution." on day two from Lord's
Gary Ballance scored 110 runs and added to his century tally at Lord’s on Day 2 of 2nd Test http…
Gary Ballance looks ahead to day 3 of the second Test after his second consecutive century at Lord's - hear from him this morning on
Only the English media could be criticising Gary Ballance. Colville asked Simon Jones if he'd drop him!
Two centuries in two Tests at Lord's for Gary Ballance. Great effort!
England v India: Gary Ballance masters old virtues with century at Lord's | via
Late Ballance wicket leaves Test in the balance on day two at Lord's via
England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 2nd day Cook's descent into private *** George Dobell at Lord's July 18, 2014 Had an undertaker taken measurements of Alastair Cook as he made his way back to the pavilion, the signs could hardly have been more obvious: after another poor display in the field on the opening day and another poor display with the bat on the second, time is running out for England's captain. Cook's failure at Lord's was familiar in every sense. Not just because it extended his run of low scores to the stage where they can no longer be ignored by an England management desperate for him to succeed, but for the manner of his dismissal. Cook, as so often, was caught behind after poking at one just outside off stump without moving his feet. He has now gone 26 innings without a century to 26 and averages 13.37 this calendar year. Those are figures that can no longer be ignored or excused. The groan that rose from Lord's upon Cook's dismissal spoke volumes. It spoke of a crowd desperatel ...
Ballance used negative press as motivation: England centurion Gary Ballance scored his second century at Lord'...
An article on England’s Gary Ballance Oh, and the English Criticize Cook like the world came crashing down!
England batsman Gary Ballance escaped any punishment on Wednesday night despite pictures emerging of the boozy star stripped to the waist in a Nottingham nightclub hours after the first Test draw against India.
Gary Ballance's two different acts...Which is your favorite?
Mark Nicholas: "Decent initials to have for a Yorkshireman; GB...not that Gary Ballance is a Yorkshireman".
Gary Ballance delighted with his ton at Lord’s England end day two of second Test 76 runs behind India -
Late Gary Ballance wicket leaves Test in the balance as India strike at the end of day two -
Ton-up hero can't tip the Ballance as India show England how to bowl at Lord's . via
Zimbabwean born Gary has just put a Ballance to the England innings by scoring a century at Lords.Congrats to him!!!
looks like gary ballance is the only person in the England side who knows how to bat at the moment
Alastair CookLuck Deserts Him as Gary Ballance Makes Most of Good Fortune: . . A gutsy century from Gary...
Ballance embarrassed by nightclub snap: Gary Ballance says a second successive Lord's ton atoned for the embar...
India keep Lord’s Test in the balance despite England’s Gary Ballance.
"First came the familiar sight of Alastair Cook trudging mournfully back to the pavilion..."
Lord’s Test evenly Poised: Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s four-wicket haul and a fighting century from Gary Ballance left...
Statistical highlights of the second day’s play of. the second Test between India and England -. # Gary Ballance...
England's Gary Ballance scored his second Test century as the second Test against India sat evenly-poised...
India hold the edge as Ballance, Bhuvi star on Day 2
Ballance hits his second Test century of the summer at Lord's to rescue England after Alastair Cook fails again. . -.
Gary Ballance has become only the third England Cricket player to score hundreds in his first two Lord's Tests,...
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Gary Ballance has 2 Lord's test centuries? Surely he deserves Maria Sharapova to know his name now.
Indian bowlers have made careers of n number of left handers. Gary Ballance is the new beneficiary.
Is Gary Ballance in any way English? Or did he just pull a Diego Costa.
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I know he hasn't faced much of Mitchell Johnson yet but Gary Ballance looks like a player. Need to invest in him and Root at 5.
Scoring a hundred at Lord's is amazing: Ballance Visit:
Gary Ballance clubbed a century to leave England - India evenly poised on day two. More:
Two tons in two matches at Lord's for Gary Ballance. What's the fuss about? ..
Scoring a hundred at Lord`s is amazing, says Gary Ballance: England`s century-maker on day two of the second T...
Scoring a hundred at Lord's is amazing: Gary Ballance
England, India finely poised after Gary Ballance ton in second test match at Lord's
My interview with England's man of the moment, Gary Ballance - who struck his 2nd successive Lord's ton: via
Geoffrey Boycott has adopted Gary Ballance, a Zimbabwean who scored a 100 @ Lords today, as a Yorkshireman LOL!
England-India finely poised after Gary Ballance ton: Alastair Cook falls for 10 as batting woes continue in se...
Alastair Cook's poor form with the bat continued as the England captain was dismissed for another low score - but Gary Ballance put his off-field issues behind him as he scored his second Test century.
Good to speak to England's new No.3 Gary Ballance who says team are in upbeat mood ahead of Lord's Test: via
SPORTS SAT 8 AM other sports England suffered another spectacular batting collapse as India cemented their advantage in the first Test in Trent Bridge. Having reached 134-1 on a pitch that remains docile, the hosts lost six wickets for 68 runs after lunch to a combination of fine seam bowling, poor shot selection and umpiring errors. Stuart Broad led a recovery with a brisk 47 and a spirited unbroken last-wicket stand of 54 between Joe Root and James Anderson frustrated the tourists, but England still closed on an underwhelming 352-9, 105 behind. Root top-scored with 78 not out, Gary Ballance made 71 and Sam Robson scored 59 before he was controversially given out lbw when umpire Bruce Oxenford failed to spot an inside edge. Matt Prior was also the victim of an umpiring howler, but India's insistence that the decision review system should not be used in their series left both batsmen powerless to appeal. Basketball's biggest star LeBron James has announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers - the team ...
A day that has clearly gone the way of the visitors. India folded their innings on 457, a big enough total considering their record in the first Tests here in England. Murali Vijay led the way with a sparkling hundred. Dhoni was amongst the runs as well. The highlight of the innings was however, the last wicket stand of 111 between Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami who both brought up their maiden fifties. England in reply lost the wicket of Alastair Cook who continued his horror run. Sam Robson and Gary Ballance saw off the day with confidence and tomorrow will be a big day for both. Advantage India for the moment. Join us tomorrow for Day 3. End of over 17 (3 runs)ENG 43/1 Ballance15(46) Robson *20(48) Sharma 5-1-12-0
Joe Root & Gary Ballance are up on the Lord's Cricket Ground Honours Board!
Was Gary Ballance's hundred worth the England draw?
I will be appeased if Gary Ballance bats tomorrow. He's a Gary. He has the name of heroes.
West Indies could use Gary Ballance in the slips.
Jimmy Anderson has Mathews edging to Gary Ballance. He holds on for first catch in test match cricket. 161-5.
Jimmy strikes, Gary Ballance takes his first Test catch, at slip. Angelo Mathews departs. 161 for 5.
I must admit, I really like Gary Ballance
Big fan of Gary Ballance. The guy has passion for England.
On the other hand, well held Gary Ballance
I'm not there, but I wish my former x countryman Gary Ballance all the best. :)
Did you know that an anagram of Joe (Root) Liam (Plunkett) & Gary (Ballance) is "I am large joy"!
Joe Root,Gary Ballance & Liam Plunkett could feature for England in the 2nd test against Sri Lanka at Headingley which starts today.
Hoping for the same at Headingley:Joe Root & Gary Ballance Names Unveiled - Lord's Honours Board Legends via
Gary Ballance Blog: Roll-on Headingley after highlight of my career
England v Sri Lanka at Headingley Carnegie Stadium Leather on willow Mexican waves and beer snakes in the West Stand Hopefully a full day play R and B - thats Root and Gary Ballance
Oh dear. We'll all have to be buoyed tomorrow in the cricket instead when Gary Ballance thumps 200 in a session at Headingley.
Get Gary Ballance a call up, he'd make a right CB
Gary Ballance and in the nets, Headingley
A fine moment for & duo & Gary Ballance as their names are etched into history:
.Gary Ballance & Angelo Mathews are up on the Honours Boards!
Gary Ballance's blog for GiveMeSport after his fantastic hundred for England.
Watch & Gary Ballance being unveiled on the Lord's Honours Board:
England look to seal Sri Lanka deal 19 June 2014, 06:53 England will hope to go one wicket better when they face Sri Lanka in the second and final test of their series at Headingley on Friday. Alastair Cook's new-look side were denied victory in the first test at Lord's on Monday after Sri Lanka No 11 Nuwan Pradeep got through the final five balls of the match from Stuart Broad to ensure a draw for the tourists, who were nine wickets down. There were some encouraging signs for an England side minus Kevin Pietersen, their all-time leading run-scorer across all formats, who was ditched from the national set-up following a 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia. Joe Root scored 200 not out in the first innings while Gary Ballance's maiden test century in the second got England, without former No 3 Jonathan Trott as he continues his comeback from a "stress-related illness", out of trouble on the fourth day. Both Yorkshire batsmen will be on their home ground on Friday. England fielded three debutants at Lord's, wit ...
In 2004, for the sake of the team Rahul Dravid declared the innings when Sachin Tendulkar was on 194*. Yesterday Alastair Cook wasted half an hour for the century of Gary Ballance. Massive Difference!
congrats to Gary Ballance on his maiden test match century for England to go with Joe Root first innings superb 200 not out It is likely that Alastair Cook will declare overnight setting Sri Lanka 389 in 90 overs on the final day
Gary Ballance was 104* as England reached 267/8 in their 2nd innings at stumps on day 4 of the 1st test & lead Sri Lanka by 389 runs
Gary Ballance plays for Yorkshire, good player
A maiden Test century from Gary Ballance left England in charge today on 267-8 - a lead of 389
Gary Ballance came to England's rescue with a maiden Test hundred after Sri Lanka threatened to seize control at Lord's.
Eng bolstered by Ballance maiden ton 15 June 2014, 19:42 Gary Ballance scored his maiden test century to help England extend their lead to 390 at stumps on the fourth day of the first test against Sri Lanka at Lord's on Sunday. Earlier, Sri Lanka seamer Shaminda Eranga took three wickets in quick succession as England collapsed. England were 117 for five in their second innings at tea, a lead of 239, after Eranga had dismissed Sam Robson, skipper Alastair Cook and Ian Bell. Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath followed up by removing Joe Root, whose unbeaten 200 had been the cornerstone of England's first innings 575 for nine declared, and debutant Moeen Ali. Gary Ballance was 25 not out and Matt Prior 13 not out. A docile pitch had so far largely frustrated both attacks in the first match of this two-test series. But Eranga defied the sluggish surface with a dynamic spell of three wickets for three runs in 21 balls after lunch. Cook was caught behind for 28 before Australia-born Robson completed an unsuccessf ...
England vs Sri Lanka live - follow the first day of the first Test at Lord's England will try and lay the Ashes ghosts to rest as they begin a crucial series against Sri Lanka. Alastair Cook's new-look side take on the tourists at Lord's and will hope to be galvanised by the fresh faces of Sam Robson, Moeen Ali and Chris Jordan - all of whom are likely to play. Gary Ballance has already been assured of his spot at No 3, with Liam Plunkett expected to end a seven-year Test absence.
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