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Landmark moments in Ian Bell’s Test career

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Ian Bell (left) receives his England cap from then captain Michael Vaughan before his first against the West Indies at the Oval in 2004 © Getty Images

Ian Bell will play his 100th Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley in 2014. Bell made his Test debut at the age of just 22 against the West Indies in 2004 at the Oval. He straightaway made a fine fifty. Bell’s highest score is against India at the Oval in 2011 when he made 235. It was his first double ton.

Before that in 2008, he got out for 199 runs; cruelly falling one run short of his first double ton against South Africa. Bell certainly has come a long way from the time when he was known as a prodigy, while playing in the Under-19 World Cup in 2000 in Sri Lanka. He then went onto make a fine First-Class hundred in seaming conditions against Nottinghamshire in 2001 at Edgbaston which signaled his arrival at the big stage.

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Southampton

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 9, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Harare

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 14, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

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Jul 24, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 100 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Colombo

Match drawn

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 18, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 6 wkts

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