Robson: The stuff dreams are made of

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Batsman Sam Robson's celebration was rather muted, after a fine century carried England to 365 all out in the second and final Test against Sri Lanka this weekend.

Batsman Sam Robson's celebration was rather muted, after a fine century carried England to 365 all out in the second and final Test against Sri Lanka this weekend.

Robson, who debuted in international cricket earlier this month, modestly cherished a superb 127 at Headingley in Leeds.

The vigil spanned 253 deliveries and featured 15 boundaries and a solitary six before fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep bowled the talented right-hander.

"It's worked out unbelievably well. Test tons are the stuff dreams are made of. It has been a special day, one I certainly won't ever be forgetting," said Robson.

"I tried to get myself in and get the team into a decent position and the more time you spend at the crease the more comfortable you feel. I felt good in the middle.

"I was just trying to soak it all up really, such a special, unbelievable moment. I didn't know what to do, run around? Just carry on? I just tried to enjoy what was an unbelievable feeling.

"Ian Bell at the other end said 'just enjoy the moment, take your time'. I raised my bat and did just that."

The 24-year-old Robson was born in Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales – but playing for Australia was never a genuine option. Qualification for England in August 2013, though, has since opened a plenty of possibility at Test match level.

"I came to England when I finished school, moved over here and have been here six or seven years. I've loved every minute of playing for Middlesex, and loved living in London," added Robson.

"I've got a great life here. This is where my life is at really. The way the rules were, going back to Australia and playing there wasn't really an option anyway."

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