Ashes: England's Ian Bell is 'hungry for more' in second Test at Lord's

Last Updated: 18/07/13 10:40am

  • Share:
Ian Bell: rescued England in second innings at Trent Bridge

Ian Bell: rescued England in second innings at Trent Bridge

Sky Bet

England batsman Ian Bell is aiming for more of the same in the second Ashes Test.

Bell's 109 in the second innings was the only century scored on either side during the series opener at Trent Bridge, which England won by 14 runs in tense circumstances on the final day.

Australia looked doomed at 231-9 in pursuit of 311 for victory but last pair Brad Haddin and James Pattinson put on a half-century stand to revive the run chase.

England seamer James Anderson finally finished things off with his 10th wicket of the match shortly after lunch, an edge behind from Haddin that was confirmed by the DRS after umpire Aleem Dar kept his finger down.

Bell told Sky Sports News: "I think all five Test matches this summer are going to be a fight. That's what you expect you face Australia every time.

"We were excited. We thought it was a great Test match (at Trent Bridge), every player enjoyed it. Let's hope the next one is exactly the same.

"I'm very happy to contribute to the team at the right opportunity and I'm hungry for more.

"That's in the past now and the important thing is what happens in this next Test match.

"I'll be doing the preparation over the next two days to make sure I can do the same again for England."

  • Share:

Related

Ashes 2013 - second Test

England celebrate Lord's victory over Australia

Media mauling

The Australian media has lambasted their struggling team following their Lord's hammering.

Joe Root: Scored a brilliant 180 in England's crushing win at Lord's

Gooch warning for hero Root

England's batting coach Graham Gooch says Lord's hero Joe Root still has plenty to prove.

Paul Collingwood (l): Knows what it takes to win an Ashes series

Colly: Hard for Aussies now

Paul Collingwood believes Australia face a long road back as they look to recover from a 2-0 Ashes series deficit.

Related Profiles

Poll

Most Popular

Features

Khan aims for star duo

Khan aims for star duo

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are on the agenda, says Amir Khan, after his upcoming fight.

Hughes' career stats

Hughes' career stats

Statistician Richard Isaacs pays tribute to Phillip Hughes through his achievements on the pitch.

Tyler's stats and facts

Tyler's stats and facts

Has a team ever won six Premier League matches in a row and not made the top four? Martin Tyler has the answer...