Ian Bell

  • Ian Bell joins England Twenty20 squad as cover 01-03-2014 10:25 PM

    Ian Bell is to join England's squad for the Twenty20 series in the West Indies as cover for injured batsmen Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales. Test stalwart Bell had originally been rested for the three-match series of one-day internationals in Antigua but will join up with the squad ahead of...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 4th ODI 24-01-2014 08:31 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) England will be battling to avoid another series whitewash in the fourth one-day game against Australia on Friday, and are rallying round their beleaguered captain. Australia triumphed by seven wickets with 10 overs to spare in the third one-dayer...
  • 2nd ODI, Aus vs Eng: as it happened 17-01-2014 08:28 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: England opt to bat against Australia. England were hoping to redeem their campaign in the 50-over format but got off to a bad start by losing the first one-dayer against Australia in Melbourne by six wickets. But the...
  • 1st ODI: Aaron Finch hundred guides Australia to win 12-01-2014 04:52 PM

    Melbourne: Aaron Finch made his second century in one-day cricket internationals, sharing a 163-run opening partnership with David Warner that lifted Australia to a six-wicket win over England Sunday in the first of a four-match series. Finch made 121 and Warner 65 as Australia, in a carefully measured chase, ran...
  • Perth Test: Australia within 5 wickets of regaining the Ashes 16-12-2013 04:24 PM

    Perth: England will hang on to the Ashes for at least one more night after reaching stumps at 251 for 5 on Monday, leaving Australia a day to take five wickets and regain the urn. Ben Stokes (72 not out ) and vice-captain Matt Prior (7 not out ), the...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, Perth Test, Day 3 15-12-2013 07:18 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: After six wickets fell for 326 on the opening day, eight tumbled for 239 - including the last four Australian wickets in the morning session - as the bounce and cracks on the pitch and temperatures...
  • England must fix Ashes problems and quickly: Ian Bell 07-12-2013 04:24 PM

    Adelaide: Ian Bell says England must quickly fix their problems if they are to keep the Ashes from the dominant Australians. England collapsed for a third time in the series for just 172 in reply to Australia's massive 570 for nine declared and are facing a 530-run deficit heading into...
  • Ashes: England bid to halt Aussie momentum in Adelaide 04-12-2013 09:11 AM

    Adelaide: England face a critical challenge to their four-year Ashes reign in the second Test against Australia starting in Adelaide on Thursday against a re-energised home team looking to drive home their advantage. Alastair Cook's tourists were swept away by the Mitchell Johnson-inspired home side in the first Test, going...
  • England still undecided on who will bat at No. 3 02-12-2013 09:21 AM

    Adelaide: Ian Bell and Joe Root are still in the calculations to bat at No. 3 in the second Ashes Test, with England batting coach Graham Gooch saying nobody would be shielded after Jonathan Trott's sudden departure due to a stress-related illness. "I'm not a believer in you've got to...
  • Ian Bell 'willing' to fill in for Jonathan Trott at number three 30-11-2013 06:49 PM

    Ian Bell is "absolutely willing" to replace Jonathan Trott at the number three spot in England's batting order when the second Ashes Test against Australia starts on Thursday. Trott, the regular number three, left the tour to deal with a stress-related problem a day after England's comprehensive defeat in Brisbane....
  • Jonathan Trott's departure puts spotlight on Root, Bell 26-11-2013 09:31 AM

    Brisbane: In an Ashes cricket series already notable for four-letter words, England's only options to replace Jonathan Trott at No. 3 in its batting order for the second Test against Australia seem to be men named Root and Bell. Trott abruptly quit England's tour on Monday because of a stress-related...
  • I grew up idolising Sachin Tendulkar: Ian Bell 19-11-2013 03:14 PM

    Brisbane: Describing Sachin Tendulkar as his childhood "hero", England batsman Ian Bell has said that he grew up idolising the legendary batsman and it was a privilege to have shared the same field with the just-retired cricketer. "The mental side of his game was very important. Obviously, when I played...
  • Ian Bell out to sound Ashes death knell for Australia 18-11-2013 03:29 PM

    Ian Bell has come a long way since notorious sledger Shane Warne first likened him to the red-haired nerd from the comedy film American Pie, and with Australia facing the prospect of a fourth successive Ashes defeat it is the England batsman who could be having the last laugh. Bell's...
  • Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott hit centuries in drawn tour match 02-11-2013 03:55 PM

    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...
  • England 270 for 2 at stumps on Day 2 vs Western Australia 01-11-2013 04:49 PM

    Perth: Ian Bell scored an unbeaten 77 and Jonathan Trott was not out at 64 to combine for a 133-run stand and guide England to 270 for 2 at stumps on the second day of a tour match against a Western Australia side. Earlier Friday, the WA side declared at...
  • Ben Stokes' progress excites England ODI coach 17-09-2013 06:50 PM

    Southampton: Ben Stokes's recent performances against Australia won't have done the rising star of English cricket's hopes of securing an Ashes tour berth any harm, according to one-day coach Ashley Giles. The 22-year-old Durham pace-bowling allrounder took five wickets for 61 runs, his maiden five-wicket haul in one-day internationals, at...
  • James Anderson accepts need for pre-Ashes break 02-09-2013 09:09 PM

    London: James Anderson doesn't like taking a break from England matches but admitted on Monday that it is in his best interests to stand aside from international duty before the return Ashes series in Australia. Anderson was one of the several key players from the England side that recently wrapped...
  • Bad light robs England of 'thrilling' win: Press 26-08-2013 08:56 AM

    Britain's press on Monday bemoaned the bad light which ended England's "thrilling march" towards victory in the final Ashes Test, but celebrated a victorious summer. Winning captain Alastair Cook, who has been on the receiving end of criticism over his perceived conservatism, came in for praise but some of Fleet...
  • Persistent Australia keep England under pressure 23-08-2013 11:28 PM

    London: England moved to 247 for n4 at stumps on Friday at the Oval, ending day three of the fifth Test 245 runs behind Australia. Ian Bell and Chris Woakes were unbeaten on 29 and 14 respectively, leaving the hosts needing another 46 to avoid following on. Joe Root was...
  • As it happened: England vs Australia, 5th Ashes Test, Day 1 21-08-2013 02:31 PM

    For live updates from The Oval. Click here... Australia 1st innings: 90 overs (Stumps): Australia end the first day of the 5th Ashes Test at Kennington Oval in London at 307 for 4. Steven Smith (66*) and nightwatchman Peter Siddle (18*) are the overnight batsmen. End of over 88: The...
  • As it happened: England vs Australia, The Ashes, 4th Test, day 4 12-08-2013 02:31 PM

    For Live Updates from Chester-le-Street, CLICK HERE. Australia 224 all out in 68.3 overs: That's it. Stuart Broad picks up the last wicket of Peter Siddle to increase his tally to six wickets in the innings. England go up 3-0 and win the Ashes 2013. End of over 61, Australia...
  • Ian Bell determined to press on in fourth Ashes Test 12-08-2013 12:32 PM

    Chester-le-Street: Ian Bell insisted his job was far from finished after his third hundred of the series left England well-placed in the fourth Ashes Test against Australia at Chester-le-Street. England will start Monday's fourth day on 234 for five in their second innings, a lead of 202 runs, with Bell...
  • In-form Ian Bell finally has measure of Australia 12-08-2013 09:37 AM

    Chester-le-Street, England: There was once a time when Australia were Ian Bell's bogey team. Now, he can't stop scoring hundreds against them. Make that four centuries in the last five Ashes Tests for England's new star batsman, who is outshining the likes of Kevin Pietersen and Alastair Cook in what...
  • Bell century puts England on top in 4th Ashes Test 11-08-2013 11:35 PM

    Chester-le-Street: Ian Bell cemented his status as the top batsman of the Ashes series by caressing his way to a third century of the summer on Sunday, ensuring England finished a fluctuating third day of the fourth Test well on top. England closed on 234/5 and with a lead of...
  • The Ashes, 4th Test: Lyon helps Australia take charge on day one 09-08-2013 11:23 PM

    Chester-le-Street: Australia exposed the shortcomings of England's frail batting line-up to take command of the fourth Ashes Test on Friday, reducing the hosts to 238 for 9 on the opening day after offspinner Nathan Lyon grabbed four wickets. England failed to take advantage of a good batting surface at Chester-le-Street...
  • 3rd Test: Pietersen scores hundred but Australia hold the edge 03-08-2013 11:20 PM

    Manchester: Kevin Pietersen's dazzling century failed to seize the initiative from Australia in the third Ashes Test on Saturday, with England closing 34 runs short of avoiding the follow-on after an engrossing third day's play at Old Trafford. Pietersen dug his team out of a hole by hitting 113 -...