England tour of Ireland, 2006 / Commentary

15.5

JF Mooney to Bell, no run, wide half volley, Bell plays no shot

15.6

JF Mooney to Bell, FOUR, edged high and wide past first slip

England 106/3   IR Bell 4* (2b 1x4)

16.6

O'Brien to Bell, no run, half volley, Bell defends

England 112/3   IR Bell 4* (3b 1x4)

17.2

JF Mooney to Bell, 2 runs, full and on the legs, Bell drives through the on side

17.3

JF Mooney to Bell, 1 wide, leg side delivery

17.3

JF Mooney to Bell, no run, full outside the off stump, Bell leaves it

17.4

JF Mooney to Bell, no run, full down leg side, Bell driving

17.5

JF Mooney to Bell, no run, good line and length, Bell defends it away

17.6

JF Mooney to Bell, no run, Bell defends it

England 116/3   IR Bell 6* (8b 1x4)

18.3

Langford-Smith to Bell, no run, full and on the legs, Bell drives through the on side

18.4

Langford-Smith to Bell, no run, short and wide of off stump, Bell pushes it off the back foot

18.5

Langford-Smith to Bell, no run, length ball, Bell defends on the front foot

18.6

Langford-Smith to Bell, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, Bell leaves it alone

England 117/3   IR Bell 6* (12b 1x4)

19.3

PJK Mooney to Bell, no run, good line and length, Bell drives through the off side

19.4

PJK Mooney to Bell, no run, wide outside the off stump, Bell driving

19.5

PJK Mooney to Bell, no run, full and on the legs, Bell drives on the front foot

19.6

PJK Mooney to Bell, no run, good length delivery, Bell defends it

England 118/3   IR Bell 6* (16b 1x4)

20.2

Langford-Smith to Bell, 1 run, good line and back of a length, Bell defends it

20.4

Langford-Smith to Bell, no run, good line and just short of a length, Bell defends it away

20.5

Langford-Smith to Bell, 1 run, good length but wide of the off stump, Bell cuts it away

England 122/3   IR Bell 8* (19b 1x4)

21.1

PJK Mooney to Bell, 1 run, good length but down leg, Bell works it through the leg side

21.3

PJK Mooney to Bell, 1 run, full outside the off stump, Bell drives it away

21.5

PJK Mooney to Bell, no run, length ball, Bell pushes forward

21.6

PJK Mooney to Bell, no run, Bell defends it

England 126/3   IR Bell 10* (23b 1x4)

22.2

McCallan to Bell, 1 run, full toss, Bell driving

22.5

McCallan to Bell, no run, good line but too full, Bell defends it

22.6

McCallan to Bell, 1 run, good line but over-pitched, Bell drives through the on side

England 134/3   IR Bell 12* (26b 1x4)

23.1

PJK Mooney to Bell, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, Bell plays no shot

23.2

PJK Mooney to Bell, no run, full on the stumps, Bell drives on the front foot

23.3

PJK Mooney to Bell, 2 runs, down the leg side, Bell works it through the leg side

23.4

PJK Mooney to Bell, 1 run, length ball outside the off stump, Bell cuts it away

23.6

PJK Mooney to Bell, no run, short of a length, Bell driving off the back foot

England 138/3   IR Bell 15* (31b 1x4)

24.2

McCallan to Bell, 1 run, Bell driving

24.5

McCallan to Bell, 1 run, full on the stumps, Bell drives on the front foot

England 142/3   IR Bell 17* (33b 1x4)

25.2

PJK Mooney to Bell, 1 run, good length but wide of the off stump, Bell cuts it

25.4

PJK Mooney to Bell, 1 run, line and length, Bell defends it

25.6

PJK Mooney to Bell, no run, wide outside the off stump, Bell cuts

England 148/3   IR Bell 19* (36b 1x4)

26.2

McCallan to Bell, no run, full down leg side, Bell hits it into the leg side

26.3

McCallan to Bell, 1 run, good line but full, Bell drives the ball through the off side

26.5

McCallan to Bell, 1 run, good length but down leg, Bell pushes it off the back foot

England 152/3   IR Bell 21* (39b 1x4)

27.1

PJK Mooney to Bell, 1 run, wide of the off stump, Bell drives through the off side

27.5

PJK Mooney to Bell, 1 run, good line and just short of a length, Bell plays a pull

England 155/3   IR Bell 23* (41b 1x4)

28.1

McCallan to Bell, no run, good length and wide of the off stump, Bell defends it

28.2

McCallan to Bell, 1 run, good line but too full, Bell sweeping

28.5

McCallan to Bell, 1 run, too full and on the pads, Bell leaves it alone

England 158/3   IR Bell 25* (44b 1x4)

29.1

O'Brien to Bell, no run, Bell drives

29.2

O'Brien to Bell, 2 runs, good length and wide of the off stump, Bell drives off the back foot

29.3

O'Brien to Bell, 1 run, length but down leg, Bell drives the ball off the back foot

29.5

O'Brien to Bell, 1 run, good line but full, Bell drives the ball through the off side

England 163/3   IR Bell 29* (48b 1x4)

30.1

McCallan to Bell, 1 run, full delivery, Bell driving

30.3

McCallan to Bell, 2 runs, good line and length delivery, Bell driving off the back foot

30.4

McCallan to Bell, no run, down the leg side, Bell drives off the back foot

30.5

McCallan to Bell, 1 run, good line but over-pitched, Bell drives through the on side

England 170/3   IR Bell 33* (52b 1x4)

31.2

O'Brien to Bell, no run, good line and length, Bell driving off the back foot

31.3

O'Brien to Bell, no run, full down leg side, Bell drives the ball

31.4

O'Brien to Bell, 2 runs, good length but down leg, Bell hits it on the leg side

31.5

O'Brien to Bell, 1 run, full delivery, Bell gets an edge

England 175/3   IR Bell 36* (56b 1x4)

32.3

Johnston to Bell, 1 run, length but down leg, Bell works it through the leg side

England 182/3   IR Bell 37* (57b 1x4)

33.1

O'Brien to Bell, no run, full and on the legs, Bell drives through the on side

33.2

O'Brien to Bell, no run, good line and length, Bell defends it away

33.3

O'Brien to Bell, 1 wide, good length but wide of the off stump

33.3

O'Brien to Bell, no run, good line and length, Bell pushes it off the back foot

33.4

O'Brien to Bell, no run, good line but too full, Bell drives on the on side

33.5

O'Brien to Bell, 1 run, wide outside the off stump, Bell drives on the front foot

England 184/3   IR Bell 38* (62b 1x4)

34.1

Johnston to Bell, no run, line and length, Bell on the back foot defending

34.2

Johnston to Bell, no run, full on the stumps, Bell drives on the front foot

34.3

Johnston to Bell, 1 run, full on the stumps, Bell drives on the front foot

34.6

Johnston to Bell, 1 run, wide outside the off stump, Bell driving

England 187/3   IR Bell 40* (66b 1x4)

35.1

O'Brien to Bell, 1 wide, leg side delivery

35.1

O'Brien to Bell, no run, down the leg side, Bell plays and misses

35.2

O'Brien to Bell, no run, line and length, Bell edges it

35.3

O'Brien to Bell, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Bell drives it away

35.4

O'Brien to Bell, no run, good line but too full, Bell drives through the off side

35.5

O'Brien to Bell, 1 run, full outside the off stump, Bell drives it away

England 189/3   IR Bell 41* (71b 1x4)

36.1

Johnston to Bell, FOUR, at last ... Bell comes down the track and edges through the vacant slip area for four

36.2

Johnston to Bell, 3 runs, full outside the off stump, Bell drives it away

36.4

Johnston to Bell, no run, good line but over-pitched, Bell drives through the on side

36.5

Johnston to Bell, no run, a good bouncer which Bell shapes to hook but wisely pulls out of the shot

36.6

Johnston to Bell, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, Bell defends

England 197/3   IR Bell 48* (76b 2x4)

37.2

O'Brien to Bell, 2 runs, full and on the legs, Bell drives on the front foot

37.3

O'Brien to Bell, no run, good length and wide of the off stump, Bell cuts

37.4

O'Brien to Bell, 1 run, Bell drives it away

37.6

O'Brien to Bell, no run, good length delivery, Bell pushes forward

England 202/3   IR Bell 51* (80b 2x4)

38.3

Johnston to Bell, 2 runs, wide outside the off stump, Bell driving

38.4

Johnston to Bell, 2 runs, short leg side delivery, Bell hits it into the leg side

38.5

Johnston to Bell, 1 run, good length and wide of the off stump, Bell drives on the front foot

England 210/3   IR Bell 56* (83b 2x4)

39.1

O'Brien to Bell, no run, good line but full, Bell drives the ball through the off side

39.2

O'Brien to Bell, no run, Bell driving

39.3

O'Brien to Bell, FOUR, wide of the off stump, Bell drives through the off side

39.4

O'Brien to Bell, no run, full toss down leg, Bell drives on the front foot

39.5

O'Brien to Bell, 1 wide, good length but down leg

39.5

O'Brien to Bell, 1 run, full and wide of the off stump, Bell leaves the ball

England 216/3   IR Bell 61* (88b 3x4)

40.2

Johnston to Bell, FOUR, wide of the off stump, Bell drives through the off side

40.3

Johnston to Bell, 2 runs, full toss, Bell drives the ball

40.4

Johnston to Bell, 1 run, full toss on the stumps, Bell hits it on the leg side

England 225/3   IR Bell 68* (91b 4x4)

41.2

JF Mooney to Bell, 2 runs, good length but down leg, Bell drives the ball

41.3

JF Mooney to Bell, 1 run, short and wide of the off stump, Bell cuts off the back foot

41.6

JF Mooney to Bell, 1 run, good length delivery, Bell drives off the back foot

England 235/4   IR Bell 72* (94b 4x4)

42.1

Langford-Smith to Bell, 1 wide

42.1

Langford-Smith to Bell, 1 run, good length delivery, Bell pushes forward

England 237/4   IR Bell 73* (95b 4x4)

43.3

JF Mooney to Bell, 2 runs, good line but full, Bell drives the ball through the off side

43.4

JF Mooney to Bell, 1 run, half volley, Bell drives it away

43.6

JF Mooney to Bell, 2 runs, full and on the legs, Bell drives on the front foot

England 251/4   IR Bell 78* (98b 4x4)

44.3

Langford-Smith to Bell, 1 run, good line but over-pitched, Bell drives through the on side

44.6

Langford-Smith to Bell, 1 run, good length but wide of the off stump, Bell plays a cut-shot

England 258/4   IR Bell 80* (100b 4x4)

45.1

JF Mooney to Bell, OUT, the end of an uninspiring innings, Bell caught at midwicket to a rare aggressive shot. While he was trying to play his way back into Test reckoning, it was hardly the big hitting and improvisation this capacity crowd expected

IR Bell c Joyce b JF Mooney 80 (110m 101b 4x4 0x6) SR: 79.20

England 258/5   IR Bell 80 (101b 4x4)
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Ireland v England at Belfast - Jun 13, 2006
England won by 38 runs
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Furrowed brows: Andrew Strauss and Glen Chapple discuss tactics, Ireland v England, Stormont, June 13, 2006

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A picturesque view at Stormont as Ireland take on England for the first time, Ireland v England, Stormont, June 13, 2006

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