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Ian Bell guides England to six-wicket win over South Africa

Last Updated: Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 16:21

Zeenews Sports Bureau

London: With the help of another good innings from Ian Bell, England defeated South Africa by six wickets in the fourth one-day international at Lords on Sunday.

Batting first, South Africa posted a meagre score of 220 runs and England got off to a disastrous start as they lost skipper Alastair Cook in the first over of the match.

Ian Bell once again played a formidable innings for his side as he hit 88 from 137 balls, with included one six and eight fours, as England closed on 224-4, overhauling South Africa's 220-8 with 20 balls to spare.

Bell put on a second-wicket stand of 141 with Jonathan Trott, who was England's next highest scorer with 48.

With this victory, England now lead the 5-match ODI series 2-1.

First Published: Monday, September 3, 2012 - 00:14

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