Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Bell Strikes for England but Umpire Drops Clanger over Strauss

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Bell Strikes for England but Umpire Drops Clanger over Strauss

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Byline: Tom Collomosse at The Brit Oval

IAN BELL settled England after Andrew Strauss was given out from a clear no-ball when he looked set for a big score in the deciding Ashes Test today.

Bell made the most of his promotion up the order to No as he made before falling to his first ball after tea. The Warwickshire batsman got a big inside edge onto his stumps to give Peter Siddle his third wicket of the day leaving the hosts on for four.

The Warwickshire batsman was furious with the manner of his dismissal but his innings was perfectly timed following Strauss's exit after a bad call by umpire Billy Bowden.

The captain departed for after he was caught behind by Brad Haddin off the th ball of the second session but Australia paceman Ben Hilfenhaus's left foot was well beyond the front line when he delivered the ball.

England lost Paul Collingwood for before tea when he was caught in the gully by Mike Hussey chasing a wide delivery from Peter Siddle but Bell's display gave England hope. …

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