Dec 16, 2013
Both Bell and Stokes played cautiously at the start and then had no hesitation in going for their strokes. Bell trusted the bounce of the wicket and went for his shots confidently. Stokes also showed maturity in choosing the loose balls. Moreover, they were unperturbed by the short balls.
It looked like a rough wicket with cracks leading to uneven bounce. Credit to the two batsmen for attacking the bowlers and releasing the pressure on England. The visitors will look to survive through the day. Matt Prior is the only recognised batsman left for England.
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