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Ian Bell said Australia bowled well on a good pitch and gave credit to Kevin Pietersen on his approach throughout the day.Bell said it was great that he was willing to contain his fluid game and scrap it out in the middle.
The new England vice-captain conceded that Australia have been on top of England and gave full credit to Mitchell Johnson and co.
According to the Guardian, Bell was one of only two England players to average 40 or more during the summer.
Bell said that England were in a similar embarrassing situation against New Zealand in March, where they drew three Tests against a team that sat above only Bangladesh in the Test rankings.
Bell also quoted Emily Bronte in the fact that proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves, adding that who would have believed that England thinking they were too good would ever have proved a problem for them.
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