Ian Bell credits DRS for century against West Indies

Ian Bell admitted that he had nicked a ball to the wicket-keeper but was lucky to continue playing Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

London: Jun 17, 2012

Ian Bell, who scored a sublime 126 against the West Indies in the first ODI at The Rose Bowl on Saturday, said had nicked the ball behind when on 23, but Decision Review System (DRS) gave him the benefit of the doubt, and allowed him to fire England to victory.

Asked if he thought he had hit the ball, Bell said: “Yeah.”

“It couldn’t have gone much better. It would have been nice to bat for another six overs or so because I felt I was going nicely.

“But I’m really happy. It’s good to go at the top of the order and play some proper cricket shots. I hope I can kick on and make the most of the opportunity,” Bell was quoted saying The Daily Express.