ODI tri-series: After a duck in first match, Ian Bell finds form just at right time
Veteran England cricketer Ian Bell continued his good run in the ongoing tri-series as he slammed a ton against Australia in the fourth match of the series.
New Delhi: Veteran England cricketer Ian Bell continued his good run in the ongoing tri-series as he slammed a ton against Australia in the fourth match of the series.
Bell had a horrendous start to the series when he was dismissed for a first-ball duck by Mitchell Starc in the first ODI played at the SCG. But since then, Bell brought his experience into play as he first slammed 88 runs against India and followed with a spectacular 141-run knock against the Aussies.
While Bell's 88 runs guided England to a convincing nine-wicket win over the Men in Blue, his ton went in vain, as stand-in Australian skipper Steven Smith countered it with a match-winning ton.
Bell's form could do wonders to the England squad, which was left in troubled waters following the sudden sacking of their out of form skipper Alastair Cook in December last year.
Despite not being in the best of form, Eoin Morgan was appointed as the new captain and the left-hander started off his new journey with a ton against the Aussies.
Bell is hailed as England's most technically correct batsman, and with the ICC World Cup scheduled to begin next month, the 32-year-old has found his rhythm just at the right time!