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Aggressive Ian Bell takes England’s lead past 50

Posted by on July 31, 2011 0 Comment

Ian Bell hit a stylish half century to allow England dominate the opening session against India on the third day of the second Test being played at Trent Bridge.

The right-hander was unbeaten on 84, unfurled a flurry of boundaries to guide England to 130 for 2 at lunch, putting them 63 runs in front of India.

England, who resumed at 24 for 1 this morning, lost skipper Andrew Strauss for 16 when he poked at a Sreesanth outswinger to be caught by wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

The session though belonged to Bell who most dealt with boundaries hitting 14 of them in the process.

Bell has so far put on 73 runs for the third wicket with Kevin Pietersen (20) after putting on 51 runs for the second wicket with Strauss. Hindu

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