England must fix Ashes problems and quickly, says Ian Bell

Ian Bell admits time is running out as the Aussies close in on going two-up in the five-Test series over the closing two days of the Adelaide Test.

updated: December 07, 2013 17:32 IST
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Adelaide: Ian BellIan Bell says England must quickly fix their problems if they are to keep the Ashes from the dominant Australians. (Scorecard)

England collapsed for a third time in the series for just 172 in reply to Australia's massive 570 for nine declared and are facing a 530-run deficit heading into the fourth day of the second Adelaide Test on Sunday. (Day 3 report)

Bell, who again expressed his willingness to bat at number three for England, was one of few shining beacons among the abject tourists' batting performance, scoring an unbeaten 72.

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