Alastair Cook and Ian Bell struck centuries as England built a 208-run lead over Australia on day three to take control of the deciding fifth Ashes cricket Test in Sydney.
England took control of the second cricket Test as Ian Bell hit 159 after being handed a sporting reprieve by India to lift the his team to 441-6 in its second innings on day three.
England claimed three late wickets to put itself in position to win the opening Test of the Ashes cricket series against Australia.
Ian Bell’s century helped England reach 288-6 in its 50 overs in the opening one-day cricket match against West Indies.
Matt Prior scored an unbeaten century as England held on to draw the final cricket Test and avoid a first series defeat in New Zealand for almost 30 years.
England batsman Ian Bell broke a bone in his left foot during today’s one-day cricket match against Bangladesh in Bristol.
England will take a 306-run lead over Australia into day four of the second Ashes cricket Test after Kevin Pietersen struck an unbeaten double century to power his team to 551-4.
Ian Bell top-scored for England as it beat South Africa by six wickets in the fourth one-day international to take a 2-1 lead in the cricket series with one match to play.
England ended Sachin Tendulkar’s push for a 100th international century before wrapping up an innings victory over India in the final Test at the Oval to secure a sweep of the four-match series.
"Originally we built this for beer-league guys."
- Ian Bell on Jan 05, 2015