Ian Bell confident England will bounce back

Shane Warne bowling to Ian Bell in the 2006-07...

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England’s No 6 had to watch from the non-striker’s end as Siddle finally outdid his fifth-wicket partner Alastair Cook (67), and then dismissed Matt Prior and Stuart Broad with full-length pace.

Bell completed a deserved 50 soon afterwards and finished with eight boundaries in his 131-ball 76.

It was a fine display from a vastly improved cricketer, on a day which started on an ominous note for England when captain Andrew Strauss cut the third ball straight to gully for nought.

The loudest plaudits rightly went to Victorian fast bowler Siddle, back in Test cricket for the first time in 10 months after a stress fracture to his back.

Full story: The Telegraph

 

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