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Bell steadies England’s ship

England’s Ian Bell and Eoin Morgan held firm after Bangladesh dismissed Kevin Pietersen for 64 on the first day of the second and final Test at Old Trafford on Friday.

cricket Updated: Jun 04, 2010 23:16 IST

England’s Ian Bell and Eoin Morgan held firm after Bangladesh dismissed Kevin Pietersen for 64 on the first day of the second and final Test at Old Trafford on Friday.

England were 215 for four at tea after winning the toss.

Bell was 52 not out and left-hander Morgan 33 not out, with their fifth-wicket stand so far worth 62. England started the second session on 92 for three with Pietersen 22 not out and Bell unbeaten on five

Brief scores: England 1st Innings: 215 for 4 in 58 overs (K. Pietersen 64, I. Bell not out 52, E. Morgan 33 n. o., Shafiul 2/35, Razzak 1/44)