Friday 19 November 2010 

Bell And Bresnan Keep England Well On Top In Hobart

Bell And Bresnan Keep England Well On Top In Hobart
Bell And Bresnan Keep England Well On Top In Hobart
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Australia A 230 (O'Keefe 66, Smith 59) & 128-3 (Hughes 58no) v
England XI 523 (Bell 192, Collingwood 89, Cook 60)
Tour game, Hobart, day three

Ian Bell went on to make 192 and Tim Bresnan took three wickets as England continued to dominate their tour game against Australia A in Hobart.

Bell's innings enabled England to post 523 in reply to Australia A's 230 and the home side then closed day three on 128 for three in their second innings with Phillip Hughes unbeaten on 58.

England resumed the day no 335 for five and Bell and Paul Collingwood (89) extended their sixth-wicket partnership to 240 before Collingwood was caught by Tim Paine off Clint McKay.

Bell carried on, hitting 22 fours and one six in his innings before he was eventually caught by Ed Cowan as leg-spinner Steve Smith dismissed him and Matthew Prior (27).

Slow left-armer Steve O'Keefe returned four for 88 by removing Bresnan for 36 and Chris Tremlett for 16.

Bresnan then starred with the ball to take the three Australian wickets that fell before stumps as he dismissed Cowan (33), Usman Khawaja (0) and Callum Ferguson (10).

Hughes held the innings together by hitting eight fours and unbeaten at the other end was Cameron White on 22.

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