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The bell tolls

08-22-2011 10:06 BJT

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England is on course for a 4-0 test whitewash against former world number one, India. India went to stumps on day 3 at 5/103 after England declared with a massive first innings total of 6/591. Ian Bell top scored for England with a beautifully compiled 235 runs meanwhile, Indian bowling coach,Ian Simons, who must be one of the world's great optimists is confident that the visitors can still avoid defeat. First, here's the England top scorer Ian Bell who says it meant a lot to make his maiden double test century against India.

Ian Bell from England said, "Yeah I mean it did, to fall one short last time against South Africa. I look back still on that as a good innings but that one run does make a hell of a difference and I really enjoyed it again. I felt like again it was one of my better knocks, I feel at the minute - form wise - I'm as good as I've been in my career."

England's Ian Bell (R) gestures as he walks back to the Pavillion after getting out
LBW for 235 runs during day 3 of the fourth test match between England and India at
The Oval Cricket Ground in London, England, on August 20, 2011. AFP PHOTO / IAN
KINGTON (Getty Images)

Eric Simons, India Bowling Coach said, "Absolutely. There's no doubt it can be saved, there's also no doubt who are the favourites, but we know Rahul Dravid can bat long periods of time and he's coming into his own, and Gautam Gambhir will be back tomorrow, so one or two sessions. The wicket is certainly playing well; I don't think it's a reflection of the wicket, our score this evening. I think we just need someone to bed in for a long period of time and something can happen."

Meanwhile Australia beat Sri Lanka by five wickets with 22 overs to spare in game four of the one day series to lead 3-1.

Editor:Zou Xian |Source: CNTV.CN

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