List of international cricket centuries by Ian Bell

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Ian Bell batting against Australia at Trent Bridge.  Brad Haddin is keeping wicket.
Bell batting against Australia at Trent Bridge in 2013

Ian Bell is a cricketer who represents the England cricket team.[1] He has scored centuries (100 or more runs in a single innings) in Test and One Day International (ODI) matches on 22 and 4 occasions respectively.[2][3] As of November 2015, he has played 118 Tests and 161 ODIs for England, scoring 7,727 and 5,416 runs respectively.[1]

Bell made his Test debut in 2004 in the fourth Test against the West Indies at The Oval, scoring 70 in a ten-wicket England victory.[4] His first century came a year later against Bangladesh at the Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street.[5] His highest Test score is 235 against India at The Oval.[6] Bell has scored Test centuries at fifteen cricket grounds, including seven at venues outside England.[7][8] He has scored his twenty-two Test centuries against eight different opponents; he is most successful against Australia, Pakistan and India, with four against each. England have never lost a test match in which Bell has scored a century.[9] His dismissal for 199 against South Africa in July 2008 made him just the seventh batsman to lose his wicket on that score in Test cricket.[10] As of November 2015, Bell is joint twenty-eighth among all-time Test century makers,[2][A] and joint third in the equivalent list for England.[11]

Bell's ODI debut came in 2004 against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club, a match England won by five wickets. He scored 75 runs in the match, and received the man of the match award.[12] His first century came three years later at the Rose Bowl, Southampton, scoring an unbeaten 126 in a 104-run victory over India.[13] His highest ODI score is 141 against Australia at the Bellerive Oval, Hobart in 2015.[14] Following the conclusion of the 2015 Ashes series, Bell announced his retirement from ODI cricket.[15]

Bell has played eight Twenty20 International (T20I) matches, without scoring a century,[16] his highest score being 60 not out.[1] As of 2015, Bell is joint forty-sixth—with Garfield Sobers, Marcus Trescothick and David Boon—in the list of century-makers in international cricket, all formats of the game combined.[17]

Key

Bell has scored 26 centuries for England.[18]
Key
Symbol Meaning
* Remained not out
dagger Man of the match
Balls Balls faced
Pos. Position in the batting order
Inn. The innings of the match
Test The number of the Test match played in that series
S/R Strike rate during the innings
H/A Venue was at home (England) or away
Date Date the match was held, or the starting date of match for Test matches
Lost The match was lost by England
Won The match was won by England
Drawn The match was drawn
D/L The match was decided using the Duckworth–Lewis method

Test cricket centuries

List of Test centuries scored by Ian Bell
No. Score Against Pos. Inn. Test Venue H/A/N Date Result Ref
1 162*  Bangladesh 4 2 2/2 Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street Home 3 June 2005 Won [5]
2 115  Pakistan 4 2 2/3 Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad Away 20 November 2005 Drawn [19]
3 100*  Pakistan 6 1 1/4 Lord's, London Home 13 July 2006 Drawn [20]
4 106*  Pakistan 6 2 2/4 Old Trafford, Manchester Home 27 July 2006 Won [21]
5 119  Pakistan 6 1 3/4 Headingley, Leeds Home 4 August 2006 Won [22]
6 109*  West Indies 6 1 1/4 Lord's, London Home 17 May 2007 Drawn [23]
7 110  New Zealand 5 3 3/3 McLean Park, Napier Away 22 March 2008 Won [24]
8 199dagger  South Africa 5 1 1/4 Lord's, London Home 10 July 2008 Drawn [25]
9 140  South Africa 6 2 2/4 Kingsmead, Durban Away 26 December 2009 Won [26]
10 138  Bangladesh 5 2 2/2 Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka Away 20 March 2010 Won [27]
11 128dagger  Bangladesh 5 1 2/2 Old Trafford, Manchester Home 4 June 2010 Won [28]
12 115  Australia 7 2 5/5 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney Away 3 January 2011 Won [29]
13 103*  Sri Lanka 6 2 1/3 SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff Home 26 May 2011 Won [30]
14 119*  Sri Lanka 5 2 3/3 Rose Bowl, Southampton Home 16 June 2011 Won [31]
15 159  India 3 3 2/4 Trent Bridge, Nottingham Home 29 July 2011 Won [32]
16 235dagger  India 3 1 4/4 The Oval, London Home 18 August 2011 Won [6]
17 116*  India 5 3 4/4 Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur Away 13 December 2012 Drawn [33]
18 109  Australia 5 3 1/5 Trent Bridge, Nottingham Home 10 July 2013 Won [34]
19 109  Australia 5 1 2/5 Lord's, London Home 18 July 2013 Won [35]
20 113  Australia 5 3 4/5 Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street Home 9 August 2013 Won [36]
21 167  India 4 1 3/5 Rose Bowl, Southampton Home 27 July 2014 Won [37]
22 143  West Indies 4 1 1/3 Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua Away 13 April 2015 Drawn [38]

One Day International centuries

List of ODI centuries scored by Ian Bell
No. Score Balls Against Pos. Inn. S/R Venue H/A/N Date Result Ref
1 126*dagger 118  India 3 1 106.77 Rose Bowl, Southampton Home 21 August 2007 Won [13]
2 126dagger 117  West Indies 2 1 107.69 Rose Bowl, Southampton Home 16 June 2012 Won (D/L) [39]
3 113*dagger 143  India 2 2 79.02 HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala Away 27 January 2013 Won [40]
4 141 125  Australia 2 1 112.80 Bellerive Oval, Hobart Away 23 January 2015 Lost [14]

Notes

A. ^ Bell is joint twenty-eighth in all-time Test century makers along with Wally Hammond, Mohammad Azharuddin, Colin Cowdrey and Geoffrey Boycott.[2]

References

General

  • "Ian Bell Test centuries". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  • "Ian Bell One Day International centuries". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 

Specific

  1. ^ a b c "Player profile: Ian Bell". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Records – Test records – Batting records – Most hundreds in a career". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Records – ODI records – Batting records – Most hundreds in a career". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "West Indies tour of England, 4th Test: England v West Indies at The Oval, 19–21 August 2004". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Bangladesh tour of England, 2nd Test: England v Bangladesh at Chester-le-Street, 3–5 June 2005". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "India tour of England, 4th Test: England v India at The Oval, 18–22 August 2011". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Ian Bell  – Centuries at home venues". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Ian Bell – Centuries at venues outside England". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  9. ^ Wilson, Andy (11 August 2013). "Ian Bell's 'enjoyable' third century equals David Gower's Ashes record". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "Records / Test matches / Batting records / Dismissed for 99 (and 199, 299 etc)". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Records – Test matches – Most hundreds in a career for England". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "England tour of Zimbabwe, 1st ODI: Zimbabwe v England at Harare, 28 November 2004". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  13. ^ a b "India tour of Ireland, England and Scotland, 1st ODI: England v India at Southampton, 21 August 2007". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  14. ^ a b "Carlton Mid One-Day International Tri-Series, 4th Match: Australia v England at Hobart, 23 January 2015". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  15. ^ Lucas, Dan (28 August 2015). "Ian Bell retires from one-day international cricket". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  16. ^ "Statistics – Statsguru – Ian Bell – Twenty20 Internationals". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  17. ^ "Records – Combined Test, ODI and T20I records – Batting records – Most hundreds in a career". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  18. ^ "Records – Combined Test, ODI and T20I records – Batting records – Most hundreds in a career". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  19. ^ "England tour of Pakistan, 2nd Test: Pakistan v England at Faisalabad, 20–24 November 2005". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  20. ^ "Pakistan tour of England and Scotland, 1st Test: England v Pakistan at Lord's, 13–17 July 2006". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  21. ^ "Pakistan tour of England and Scotland, 2nd Test: England v Pakistan at Manchester, 27–29 July 2006". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  22. ^ "Pakistan tour of England and Scotland, 3rd Test: England v Pakistan at Leeds, 4–8 August 2006". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  23. ^ "West Indies tour of England and Ireland, 1st Test: England v West Indies at Lord's, 17–21 May 2007". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  24. ^ "England tour of New Zealand, 3rd Test: New Zealand v England at Napier, 22–26 March 2008". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  25. ^ "South Africa tour of England, 1st Test: England v South Africa at Lord's,10–14 July 2008". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  26. ^ "England tour of South Africa, 2nd Test: South Africa v England at Durban, 26–30 December 2009". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  27. ^ "England tour of Bangladesh, 2nd Test: Bangladesh v England at Dhaka, 20–24 March 2010". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  28. ^ "Bangladesh tour of England, Ireland and Scotland, 2nd Test: England v Bangladesh at Manchester, 4–6 June 2010". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  29. ^ "England tour of Australia, 5th Test: Australia v England at Sydney, 3–7 January 2011". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  30. ^ "Sri Lanka tour of England and Scotland, 1st Test: England v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, 26–30 May 2011". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  31. ^ "Sri Lanka tour of England and Scotland, 3rd Test: England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, 16–20 June 2011". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  32. ^ "India tour of England, 2nd Test: England v India at Nottingham, 29 July – 1 August 2011". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  33. ^ "England tour of India, 4th Test: India v England at Nagpur, 13–17 December 2012". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  34. ^ "Australia tour of England and Scotland, 1st Test: England v Australia at Nottingham, 10–14 July 2013". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  35. ^ "Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2nd Test: England v Australia at Lord's, 18–21 July 2013". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  36. ^ "Australia tour of England and Scotland, 4th Test: England v Australia at Chester-le-Street, 9–12 August 2013". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  37. ^ "India tour of England, 3rd Investec Test: England v India at Southampton, 27–31 July 2014". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  38. ^ "England tour of West Indies, 1st Test: West Indies v England at North Sound, Apr 13–17, 2015". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  39. ^ "West Indies tour of England, 1st ODI: England v West Indies at Southampton, 16 June 2012". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  40. ^ "England tour of India, 5th ODI: India v England at Dharamsala, 27 January 2013". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 

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