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England leads South Africa by 170 runs in 2nd test

England leads South Africa by 170 runs in 2nd test

Ian Bell became the second England century-maker in the second test at the Kingsmead Stadium on Tuesday as the tourists increased their first-innings lead to 170 runs by lunch.
England had resumed the fourth day on 386-5, and by the end of the first session reached 513-6.
Bell went into the break on 119 not out, having surpassed the 118 of opening batsman Alastair Cook. England, with five sessions left in the match, was looking to put South Africa under pressure with a declaration later in the day.
By lunch Bell had hit eight fours and a six in a 207-ball innings, with his partner Stuart Broad not out on 10, off 51 balls.
Bell, like Cook, had been under pressure to put in a strong performance. He started the day on 55 not out overnight and clipped the first ball from Dale Steyn to fine-leg for four. In the 25th over of the session he drove spinner Paul Harris to the long-on fence for four to bring up his ninth test hundred.
Earlier, Bell and Matt Prior had taken their sixth-wicket partnership to 112, the second century stand of the innings. The collaboration was ended when Prior chopped a ball from spinner J.P. Duminy on to his stumps on 60. Prior hit six fours and a six in a 134-minute innings. He brought up his half-century by hitting Duminy for six over midwicket.
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Updated : 2021-08-06 01:36 GMT+08:00