We have not challenged India enough: Ian Bell

England are heavily reliant on their top three - Alastair Cook, Bell and Kevin Pietersen - to set the tone. They have not fired in the previous two matches.

updated: January 22, 2013 10:22 IST
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Mohali: From the heat and humidity of Kochi and the heat and dust of Ranchi, the cooler climes of Chandigarh have come as a welcome relief to England.

Their spirits obviously buoyed by a return to familiar 'English' conditions - as Ian Bell put it - England went through their paces at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Monday (January 21), determined to be fully prepared for the fourth One-Day International on Wednesday (January 23) to prevent India from taking a winning 3-1 lead in the five-match series.

That crushing defeats in the last two games have done little to dampen the spirit of the squad was evident during a noisy, fun-filled fielding session that ended on a slightly deflating note with Steven Finn picking up a finger injury. Finn didn't bowl in the nets that followed, though with so much time between now and the start of the game, it will be foolhardy to suggest at this stage he is in any great doubt for the match.

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