Century against Australia delights Kent's Daniel Bell-Drummond

Daniel Bell-Drummond
Bell-Drummond's century against Australia was the seventh of his first-class career

Kent batsman Daniel Bell-Drummond says scoring a century against Australia ranks as the best day of career.

The 21-year-old scored 127 off 112 balls on the final day of their tour match, which Australia won by 255 runs.

"It was a brilliant day. It's easily the best day of my life, cricket-wise," he told BBC Radio Kent.

"Normally I go nuts but when I hit the hundred I didn't know what to do. I was on another planet thinking 'what is going on?'."

Bell-Drummond had been dismissed for a duck in Kent's first innings, but scored his century in just 92 balls, passing 100 after consecutive sixes off the bowling of Fawad Ahmed.

"I was on a pair to start with and just wanted to get off that," he said.

"I got a bit lucky through the 30s, with a couple of edges off Ryan Harris. I tried to stay positive and I hit a lot of boundaries, as they kept the field up.

"I can't believe what has happened. I'm pretty starstruck as they are heroes and they are the world's best at the sport I love."

Bell-Drummond, who has scored 448 runs at an average of 28 in his eight County Championship appearances in 2015, says his ton against the Australians will give him extra confidence.

"To get a hundred against one of the best teams in the world... I didn't know I could play like that," he said.

"Hopefully I can keep improving and not get too down when things don't go my way. I know what I am capable of now.

"I hope I don't go through many more bad runs of form this year, but I'd be lying if I said it wasn't something to get inspiration from in tough times going forward."

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