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Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott hit centuries in drawn tour match

Associated Press
Nov 02, 2013 at 03:55pm IST

Perth: Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott hit centuries but the rest of England's middle order didn't fare as well in a drawn three-day tour match against the WACA Chairman's XI on Saturday.

In their first match of the Ashes tour, England later lost seven wickets for 61 runs to be all out for 391 in their first innings, 60 runs behind WA's 451 for 5 declared.

Bell hit 19 fours and two sixes before retiring on 115. Trott spent almost six hours at the crease to make his unbeaten 113 off 236 balls.

Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott hit centuries in drawn tour match

Bell hit 19 fours and two sixes before retiring on 115, while Trott scored an unbeaten 113 off 236 balls. (Getty Images)

England, preparing for the first Ashes Test against Australia beginning Nov. 21 in Brisbane, are set to recall skipper Alastair Cook, batsman Kevin Pietersen, paceman Stuart Broad and spinner Graeme Swann for next week's four-day match against Australia A in Hobart.

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