The Ashes: Ian Bell's latest century revives England on Day 3 of 4th Test

A fourth-wicket partnership of 106 between Bell and Kevin Pietersen (44) was crucial for England, as was Jonny Bairstow's 28 after Ryan Harris's three-for rocked their top-order.

updated: August 12, 2013 00:54 IST
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Chester-le-Street: Ian Bell's third hundred of this Ashes series rescued England from another top-order collapse and left them well-placed at stumps on Sunday's third day of the fourth Test at Chester-le-Street.

England were 234 for five in their second innings, a lead of 202 runs, with Bell 105 not out and nightwatchman Tim Bresnan unbeaten on four.

They'd been in dire straits at 49 for three when Bell, who earlier in his Test career was criticised for not making runs when they were most needed, came to the crease following a treble strike by fast bowler Ryan Harris.

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