Monday 28 July 2014 

Video - Bell, Bhuvneshwar React To Day Two

Watch as England batsman Ian Bell and Indian fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar give their reaction to day two of the third Test at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

Please note this video is available until 11th August 2014, after which time it will be replaced by the latest available content.

Bell stroked a fine 167 as England scored 569 for seven before declaring and India closed on 25 for one in reply.

Although both Bell and Gary Ballance (156) reached three figures, Bell started by talking about the impact that Jos Buttler's quickfire 85 has made on the game.

"We know how much potential he has, it's huge," Bell said.

"That 100 he got against Sri Lanka at Lord's was as good a 100 as you'll ever see in one-day cricket, so we know what he has.

"Obviously there are going to be different tests along the way in Test cricket.

"If he comes in and we're in trouble, then he's going to have to try and find a different way, but, if we get a platform like that then there is no one as an exciting young player as you can have coming in at that point, so it's a good thing for us."

Bell said that he was pleased to have converted a start into a substantial innings which has helped put England in control of this game.

"In the last four games, we've created opportunities to win Test matches, we just haven't taken them, so it has been frustrating individually and as a team.

"It's nice to contribute today to certainly getting a big score.

"As a batting unit we want to get back to those habits where we're 560-declared rather than the bowlers getting us to 450 (runs). It's a nice way to do it and it's a good habit to start."

Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar took three wickets, once again emerging as India's leading bowler and he did his best to sound positive despite a difficult day for his side.

"We expect to come back stronger," he said.

"The wicket is a bit flat [so] it's easy for the batsman. We tried our best, but it's been two long days for us.

"You can say that we, being a bowling unit tried our best and we stopped them [getting] a good score."

Video courtesy of SNTV.

© Cricket World 2014

Fixtures & Results

9th-13th July: 1st Test, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 457 & 391-9 dec. (Binny 78) drew with
England 496 (Root 154no, Anderson 81)
17th-21st July: 2nd Test, Lord's, London
India 295 & 342 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 68) beat
England 319 & 223 (Sharma 7-74) by 95 runs
27th-31st July: 3rd Test, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
England 569-7 dec. & 205-4 dec. beat
India 330 & 178 (Ali 6-67) by 266 runs
7th-11th August: 4th Test, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 367 (Root 77, Buttler 70) beat
India 152 & 166 by an innings & 54 runs
15th-19th August: 5th Test, The Kia Oval, London
England 486 (Root 149no, Cook 79) beat
India 148 & 94 by an innings & 244 runs
25th August: 1st ODI, Bristol
Match abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain
27th August: 2nd ODI, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
India 304-6 (Raina 100, Woakes 4-52) beat
England 161 (Jadeja 4-28) by 133 runs (D/L)
30th August: 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 228-4 (Rayudu 64no) beat
England 227 (Cook 44) by six wickets
2nd September: 4th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
India 212-1 (Rahane 106, Dhawan 97no) beat
England 206 (Moeen Ali 67) by nine wickets
5th September: 5th ODI, Headingley, Leeds
England 294-7 (Root 113, Buttler 49) beat
India 253 (Jadeja 87) by 41 runs
7th September: T20I, Edgbaston, Birmingham
England 180-7 (Morgan 71, Hales 40)
India 177-5 (Kohli 66) by three runs