The Ashes: Ian Bell enjoys putting Australia to sword

With England already 2-0 up in the series, they can retain the Ashes with a win or a draw in the third Test at Old Trafford next week. And Ian Bell, who has always found Old Trafford to be a happy hunting ground, can't wait to punish the Australian bowlers again.

updated: July 26, 2013 09:41 IST
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London: England batsman Ian Bell admits he is relishing the chance to avenge his Ashes misery against Australia.

Bell averaged just 32 in 18 Ashes Tests before the current series and became something of a whipping boy for the Australians, with Shane Warne taking several opportunities to taunt him for his perceived lack of grit.

But the Warwickshire star has finally matured into England's middle-order lynchpin and Australia have been unable to extend their dominance against him.

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