The Ashes, Stats: Ian Bell records centuries in successive Tests against Australia

Ian Bell's century not only was his first against Australia in England but his 138-run partnership with Stuart Broad also gave England the advantage over the visitors in the first Test of the Ashes 2013 at Trent Bridge.

updated: July 13, 2013 21:32 IST
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Prior to Ashes 2013, Ian Bell had struggled against the might of Australia in England. If 109 in this innings is struck out, Bell scored just 336 runs against Australia in England in 16 innings, with an average around 25.

Here are some factoids on Ian Bell, who completed a well deserved century against Australia in the ongoing first Test of the Ashes 2013 at Trent Bridge.

# Ian Bell has completed his 6,000 runs in Tests. He is the 14th batsman to accomplish the feat for England in Tests.

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