Bell scores a well-deserved century

Published: Saturday, June 5, 2010, 16:40 [IST]
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Bell keeps Tigers On-hold

Old Trafford: Ian Bell has put England over 300 run mark scoring his 11th century in the on-going first session of play in the second day of the second Test Match between Bangladesh and England at Old Trafford.

Resuming at 275-5, Ian Bell has added 25 runs to his kitty along with M J Prior has just reached his half century and the duo have managed to put up over 100 runs partnership. Bell his a career average of almost around 200 against Bangladesh.

In the first day, England had lost three wickets for 39 runs in the morning session.

Then Bell along with Pietersen had made sure that they did'nt lose wickets further building a fine partnership at a good pace over 5 runs per over. They managed to tackle the spinners well coming down the track and dispatching them for boundaries.

However, the dominating Pietersen was caught out while trying to charge at Shakib Al Hasan, being stumped by a distance.

Bell had made his half-century off 97 deliveries. He was well supported by Eoin Morgan who went on to make 37 before he was dismissed by Hossain caught brilliantly by Jahurul Islam diving to his right at gully.

That was the final wicket of the day with the home team ending at 275 for the loss of five wickets.


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