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#IndiaInEngland: Woakes realizes boyhood dream after his ton at Lord's

12 Aug 2018 | By Rajdeep Saha
Woakes continues be on song at Lord's

They say dreams do come true when you work hard towards accomplishing them.

And England all-rounder, Chris Woakes, has fulfilled his boyhood dream of raising his bat to a standing ovation at Lord's, cricket's most iconic ground.

The all-rounder, who suffered an injury during the IPL 2018, struck a fluent unbeaten ton (120*) on Day 3 of the ongoing second Test against India.

In context: Woakes continues be on song at Lord's

12 Aug 2018#IndiaInEngland: Woakes realizes boyhood dream after his ton at Lord's

WoakesWoakes strikes maiden Test ton at Lord's

Woakes came at the crease when England were reeling at 131/5.

The promising middle-order batsman then added a 189-run stand with Jonny Bairstow (93) to take the game away from the jaded visitors, who are now on the verge of going down 0-2 in the 5-match series.

Woakes struck 120 off just 159 balls, hitting 18 fours.

The player slammed his maiden Test ton.

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Getting a Test ton at Lord's is an incredible feeling

IncredibleGetting a Test ton at Lord's is an incredible feeling

Woakes realized his dream after scoring his first ton at Lord's in his comeback match.

An elated Woakes said in the post-match conference that, "That feeling of raising your bat to a standing ovation at Lord's is a bit of a boyhood dream. But it's an incredible feeling."

He also admitted that he was quite nervous while reaching the three-mark figure.

Lord'sTo etch your name on Honors Board is a dream

With this century, Woakes now finds his name thrice on Honors Board at this venue.

He has a five-for, ten-for and a ton at Lord's.

These boards commemorate cricketers, who excel in the Test matches played at this ground.

Lord's is in a space of its own and to etch your name on these boards is a dream of every cricketer.

ImpressiveWoakes impresses in absence of Stokes

He dismissed Virat Kohli on Day 2 and the next day he brought up a match-winning century.

The player cited that filling the shoes of Ben Stokes is quite a task and he is glad it came off.

He also added that getting an in-form Kohli's wicket was an achievement.

Woakes is likely to play alongside Stokes in the 3rd Test.